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How Can We Nurture And Develop Creativity In First Year Design Students?, Kerry Meakin Jul 2012

How Can We Nurture And Develop Creativity In First Year Design Students?, Kerry Meakin

Kerry Meakin

This research paper investigates the perceptions of first year third level design students in regards to their creative thinking and use of creative strategies, while studying a first year design based curriculum in an Institute of Technology in Dublin. The research aimed to question students in a three-phase, sequential project. The first phase, questioned twenty seven students by issuing anonymous questionnaires to gather data on their methods of incubating design ideas, if they experienced any levels of anxiety when doing so, and their satisfaction levels in their design and creative abilities. Literature was reviewed to discover the attributes of those ...