Pressure toward Creativity: Individual/Group Work in Student Design Competition

DS 66-2: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2010)

Year: 2010
Editor: Taura, T and Nagai, Y
Author: Pibernik, Jesenka; Milcic, Diana; Bota, Josip
Section: Short Presentation C


There are several ways to organize creative work in an educational environment. Among the most frequently applied models is the design workshop. Depending on the desired outcomes, a workshop can be organized as a design competition. The general objectives of the workshop may be: to improve student's design and problem solving skills and competencies, to increase their creativity, awareness and understanding of the issues relating to the specific project. This paper is based on the analysis of the organization of the Student Creative Workshop CROPAK 2010. Previous research has shown that factors associated with creativity can be viewed on three different levels: the individual, the team and the organizational level. It is necessary to explore how the existing organization of the student design competition workshop works on all three levels and whether it can be improved.

Keywords: creativity, individual/group setting, graphic design, competition


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