Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Creativity Training in Design Education

  • Kung Wong LauEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_359


Theoretical Foundation

Creativity Training Between Design Education and Other Disciplines

The classical creativity training model and approach were established by Alex F. Osborn in the 1950s and Ellis P. Torrance in the 1970s, respectively. Early empirical research suggested that creativity training is effective to help students to produce quantity and quality of creative ideas. Despite the fact that some researchers have questioned the effectiveness of creativity training for enhancing students’ creativity, most have highlighted the important role of creativity training in releasing students’ creative potential. In view of the creativity training in design education, design students are required to develop strong creative thinking skills, techniques, and methods to solve problems innovatively. Therefore, the underlying principle of creativity training in design education is to equip design...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Textiles & ClothingThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong