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ERIC Number: EJ923950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0957-7572
Creativity in Design Engineering and the Role of Knowledge: Modelling the Expert
Christiaans, Henri; Venselaar, Kees
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v15 n3 p217-236 Jan 2005
The present study focuses on the relationship between the acquisition of design knowledge by novice design students and the quality of their designs. Design learning is typically based on action and reflection. Knowledge of solution processes, being part of this reflection, is found to be crucial in monitoring and controlling the design process and in reaching an optimal, creative result. The studies described in this article suggest a close relationship between the amount of process knowledge--knowledge of managing and monitoring the solution finding process--reported by novice designers, and the creativity of the designed product.
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Language: English
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