Creativity and innovtion: Developing design thinking and visual communication skills

D. B. Trowsdale, A. McKay, Jacques Giard

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1 Scopus citations

Abstract

A common feature of today's societal challenges lies in their complexity. Society's ability to address these problems depends on education programmes developing in their graduates competencies and capabilities needed to drive innovation in unanticipated situations. Key challenges lie in developing creativity and innovation skills in students and in supporting them learning to apply these skills to real-world problems that are typically complex and unpredictable. This paper builds on experiences from a week long workshop, "Innovation Week", that is delivered as a core and distinctive part of a multi-disciplinary undergraduate programme in Product Design. Through a condensed, one hour, version of Innovation Week, we also explore ways in which design and visual thinking might be integrated into educational curricula with a view to identifying requirements for future developments in both educational and professional practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICDC 2012 - 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity, Proceedings
Pages116-124
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2012 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 18 2012Sep 20 2012

Publication series

NameICDC 2012 - 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity, Proceedings
Volume2 DS73

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period9/18/129/20/12

Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Design thinking
  • Education
  • Innovation
  • Visual thinking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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