New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Design in Engineering Education
The concept of group brainstorming for idea generation is widely used in business settings; in X (country) it remains underutilized as a pedagogical tool in design education. This study investigated the potential use of individual creative brainstorming; brainsketching in design education. A sample was employed comprising of forty-eight students from three secondary (high) schools. The study investigation occurred using two design based tasks (norm and inventory). An intrinsic motivation inventory analysed students’ motivation for each design based task approach. Brainsketching successfully increased students originality levels of design ideas (r=0.414). In the context of intrinsic motivation, the data demonstrates increased interest/enjoyment (r=0.545), perceived competence (r=0.465) and perceived choice (r=0.063) when using the brainsketching inventory approach. The data suggests brainsketching increases students’ levels of intrinsic motivation in design based problem solving activity. Thus proving the utilization of individual brainsketching for creative design based activities in design education is conducive to creative idea generation.
Leahy, K. S., & Mannix-McNamara, P. (2016, June), Crossing the group-individual divide; brainsketching in design education Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27286
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