Demystifying the Creative Qualities of Evolving Actions in Design Reasoning Processes

  • Tamir El-KhoulyEmail author
Conference paper


This paper detects the levels of contribution to design creativity of critical moves and sudden insights and identifies the syntheses the creative process may take. Using architecture case studies, designing situations are analysed as sketching episodes that reflect the structural units of reasoning to deduce common characteristics for the emergence of critical moves and sudden insights.



The study associated with this paper was conducted while pursuing my doctorate research fellowship at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London (2007–2015) under the supervision of Profs. Alan Penn and Satu Teerikangas. I am thankful for their constructive advice and gratitude goes to the architects who took part in this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The American University in Cairo AUCCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Ain Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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