DEFINING AND SUPPORTING DESIGN CREATIVITY
Editor: Marjanovic, D.
Author: Chakrabarti, A.
Section: DESIGN PROJECTS AND PROCESSES
Creativity is essential in designing. Definitions of and factors influencing creativity, however, are multiple and varied. Moreover, the definition, the influences and their measures are not systematically linked. Consequently, metrics for estimating creative potential of agents or methods are few and only as sound as the theories on which they are based. This paper provides a broad overview of work in this area and analyse them to speculate on what should be the: essential aspects of a creative idea or solution; essential factors influencing development of creative ideas or solutions; metric for evaluating methods for their potential in supporting creativity; and some means for supporting creativity under development at Ideas Lab, IISc.