July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Design in Engineering Education
The study presented in this paper investigates the impact of creativity intervention on design outcomes and students’ self-perception of creativity. Creativity is defined as the generation of new and useful ideas. Everyone has a perception of how creative they are. For students, this perception tends to affect the outcomes of their design activities. In this paper, we study how a creativity intervention in the form of a lecture and a creative activity prior to working on a design problem affects the novelty of the design outcomes. An experiment was conducted with third year engineering students. At the start of the experiment, all students were given a lecture on creativity. After the lecture, the students were randomly assigned to two groups. One group was asked to complete a creativity activity prior to working on the design problem while the other group was asked to start working on the design problem. A survey measuring self-perception of their creativity was administered in both groups before and after the experiment. In addition to the survey, the sketches generated by the participants in both groups were collected and analyzed for novelty. The findings from the experiment suggest that there is no significant difference in the novelty of design outcomes between the two groups.
MacGregor, A., & Joshi, S. (2021, July), Am I Creative? The Impact of Creativity Intervention on Design Outcomes and Self-perception of Creativity Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36662
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