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Editor: Julie Linsey, Maria Yang, and Yukari Nagai
Author: Barry Kudrowitz, Aaron Free and Leaetta Hough
In this study, we explore the relationships between select cognitive assessments of
creativity, self-assessment of creativity, personality traits, and a series of “real-world” creative
challenges. A group of 105 students received the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT),
the Alternative Uses Test (ALT), the Remote Associates Test (RAT) and a newly developed
personality test, the Innovation Quest Tool Characteristics Checklist (IQTCC). The selfassessment
of creativity showed a very strong statistically significant positive correlation with
the IQTCC Creativity Scale. When comparing these assessments to the “real-world” creative
outcomes, an individual’s creative personality traits are a better predictor than cognitive tests of
their abilities with an everyday creative task such as creating a new type of cookie. There was no
obvious relationship between any of the assessments and a client-based creativity task invoking
the possibility that different underlying individual difference characteristics relate to creativity as
compared to innovation.
NEW DEADLINE- Full paper submission: 22nd April, 2016 Design creativity is an important and interesting topic of study in design. Since it involves the profound and essential nature of design, design creativity is expected to be a key in not only addressing the social problems that we are facing, but also producing an innate appreciation for beauty and happiness in our minds. In order to elucidate the nature of design creativity, the following issues are being studied: cognitive processes underlying...
The objective of SIG - Design Creativity is to study creativity in design. We have not sufficiently clarified creativity, especially in the context of design, although it is a very interesting characteristic in the thinking process of humans. This research discusses creativity in design instead of trying to identify its standard characteristics. That is, it tries to answer the question “What is design?” from the viewpoint of creativity, for two perspectives. First, this SIG discusses the characteristics...