05.Creativity and Design

(the class would be in a debate format — 2 persons would argue FOR, and 2 persons would argue AGAINST the points from the article, 2 persons would come up with questions about the article for further discussion. The Pros or Cons teams are welcome to meet and discuss before the class session take place. 2 persons would decide what’s for dinner that night) – so each person should put a blog (with the 05.Creativity and Design as category) indicate which paper they are arguing FOR or AGAINST or QUESTIONSm, and include short arguments for each paper – ok to be a bullet point list or a short blog)

  • Do, Ellen Yi-Luen and Mark D Gross, (2007) Environments for Creativity, a Lab for Making Things in Creativity and Cognition, 27-26, ACM SIGCHI paper (use ACM digital library connected from GT library site if you are off campus) try this For:Jan-March  ; Against: Apr-June ; Questions: July – Dec
  • Akin, O. and Lin, C.: 1996, Design Protocol data and Novel Design Decisions, in N. Cross, H. Christiaans & K. Dorst (eds) Analyzing Design Activity, John Wiley & Sons, New York (or Design Studies, Vol 16, Nov 2, pp 211-236) akinlin95.pdf For:July-Dec ; Against: Jan- March ; Question: Apr – June
  • Gardner, H, 1994, Chapter 6, The Creator’s Patterns, in MA Boden (ed) Dimensions of Creativity, MIT Press, 143-158 gardner-pattern.pdf – For: Apr – June, Against: July – Dec, Questions: Jan – March
  • We will meet at Mgnt bldg first, then move to a restaurant (or two), by groups or topics

Readings (Optional)

If you are curious, welcome to find arguments from the following optional reading and bring them to class.


One Response to “05.Creativity and Design”

  1. Andy Echenique Says:

    Akin and Lo:
    + The paper in general makes a good distinction between the abilities of the dual mode and multi-mode model and supporting it with experimental data. In general, I agree with the theory supporting the designers attention span being about 20 seconds and also how varying the task can thus assist the designing process.

    – In this paper, Freud is cited for his creative work. On of the benchmarks is an encompassing theory. Yet in Freud’s case, and encompassing theory for Psychoanalysis was not reached. Even his pupil, Jung, defied many of his theories and they appeared to be too varied an on individual basis.

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