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ERIC Number: EJ901900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0957-7572
Methods that May Stimulate Creativity and Their Use in Architectural Design Education
Kowaltowski, Doris C. C. K.; Bianchi, Giovana; Teixeira de Paiva, Valeria
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v20 n4 p453-476 Nov 2010
The architectural design process is based on a creative phase where creativity is highly valued. Although the literature on creativity is rich in ways to stimulate the decision-making process, these tools are rarely formally present in the building design process. To further the discussion on creativity and design education this paper presents a study on methods that may enhance the creative process and their application in architecture courses around the world. The results of this inquiry indicate that design instructors apply methods that may stimulate creativity mostly informally, with some positive results. To explore more fully the richness of the literature on the enhancement of creativity, structured applications of methods are recommended in controlled experiments to analyze results.
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Language: English
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