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Creativity in the making!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 26, 2010 by Lumena

Another nice post…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2010 by Lumena

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY

Regards,

Luxmi

Creativity in Science and Engineering

Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2010 by Lumena

Found a good article on creativity in science and engineering while researching for our class project

http://www.rbs0.com/create.htm

Regards,

Luxmi

Creativity Analysis

Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2010 by Lumena

Creativity varies with one’s comfort to think creatively. This in turn is influenced by the profession one is associated to. One’s work environment can make a person interpret things around him in the way he sees them at his job. Through this experiment we attempt to decipher this pattern. A set of colorful images were exposed to a number of surveyors and what followed was an interesting pattern of observation. Please go through the presentation and paper for details.

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Anuja Chockalingam, Luxmi Saha, Surabhi Satam

Project Idea – Creativity Variance in children

Posted in Uncategorized on March 10, 2010 by Lumena

I think creativity is well personified by young kids. A child’s mind is Carte Blanche. Whatever it sees and perceives gets written over it. Therefore creativity is seen in raw form through a child’s expression whether it is a drawing sketched by him or description of a picture he sees. Through this project, I want to study what is the effect of a child’s background on his expression of creativity. What influences his free mind from thinking into a certain direction?

I found the following links might be useful:

http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content2/Creativity_in_kids.html

http://www.uwsp.edu/education/lwilson/creativ/killers.htm

http://www.creativity-portal.com/howto/creativity/childrens.creativity.html

http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=GH6041

Posted in Uncategorized on February 10, 2010 by Lumena
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
I liked the author’s approach to analyze the importance of representation of design protocols in symbolic forms. The author does not gives a biased view but treats every aspect with equal balance.
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
As the above lines state, a sample of seven cases is too small for drawing conclusions.<br/><br/>
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
“Certainly, making things is still taught in two places in the
university: schools of design and the arts, and departments of
computer science. Surprisingly, as the field of computer
science matures, the skills of making software are being
systematically displaced by more analytic skills. In short, as
it matures as a discipline, computer science seems to be
moving away from teaching design, just as other engineering
disciplines such as mechanical or civil engineering did in
their earlier days.”<br/>
But isnt it true that analytical skills work as a base for design?