A study of university design tutors' perceptions of creativity

Jones, Paul, Rodgers, Paul and Nicholl, Bill (2014) A study of university design tutors' perceptions of creativity. International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, 2 (2). pp. 97-108. ISSN 2165-0349

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21650349.2013.819170


This paper describes the perceptions and views of creativity among a selection of the UK-based design tutors. The study presents the findings of research that has questioned a total of 16 design tutors in architecture and industrial design in a leading UK university that specializes in design education. The researchers adopted a semi-structured interview approach and collected a series of rich insights into how design tutors conceptualize creativity and how they perceive their role in developing creativity in their students. The findings show that design tutors clearly value creativity, but, at the same time, they find it very difficult to define and conceptualize. The results also show that the tutors were unable to articulate how they helped their students develop their own creativity. Moreover, the results reveal that the design tutors would value understanding creativity more in order to improve their teaching.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online before print version.
Uncontrolled Keywords: creativity, perceptions, design tutors, university design education
Subjects: W200 Design studies
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2013 11:53
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13819

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