Lecture 04 (February 4): Creativity
We will discuss the cognitive underpinnings of creativity, common barriers to creative insight and techniques for improving individual and team creative outcomes.
The concepts and techniques from this class will help you with product concept ideation for Assignments 3 and 8. The discussion of effective design critiques will help you get the most out of the studios.
Required readings (post your written response before class):
- How to Survive a Critique: A Guide to Giving and Receiving Feedback by Karen Cheng
- Moving from Critical Review to Critique by Jared Spool
- Boden, M. A. (2009). Computer models of creativity. AI Magazine.
- Dow, S. P., Glassco, A., Kass, J., Schwarz, M., Schwartz, D. L., & Klemmer, S. R. (2010). Parallel prototyping leads to better design results, more divergence, and increased self-efficacy. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact., 17(4), 18–24.