Creative Thinking, Creativity and Ideation

  • Jonathan C. Roberts
  • Christopher J. Headleand
  • Panagiotis D. Ritsos


Especially for sheet 1, you need to articulate many alternative ideas. But, where do design ideas come from? How can you create something novel? What helps you be creative? All these are questions that psychologists, philosophers, artists and inventors have pondered in the past. While there may be no single answer to all these questions there are things that can help generate creative ideas. This chapter explores creativity and ideation and provides a list of techniques to help you get started with thinking up new designs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan C. Roberts
    • 1
  • Christopher J. Headleand
    • 2
  • Panagiotis D. Ritsos
    • 1
  1. 1.Bangor UniversityBangorUK
  2. 2.University of LincolnLincolnUK

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