Design principles for creative spaces

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Work and study environments that facilitate creative design processes - so called creative spaces - have gained an increased interest in the past years. This paper contributes to this emerging field by providing a set of guidelines for creating such environments. We developed a set of 49 abstracted design principles (patterns) that are empirically developed, embedded in the broader system of creative spaces, and supplemented by examples. The suggested principles provide concrete, yet adaptable, guidelines for designers, educators, and spatial planners who want to redesign their creative environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2018
EditorsNenad Bojcetic, Neven Pavkovic, Dorian Marjanovic, Mario Storga, Stanko Skec
PublisherFaculty of mechanical engineering and naval architecture
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789537738594
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event15th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2018: DESIGN 2018 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 21 May 201824 May 2018
Conference number: 15


Conference15th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2018
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  • Architectural design
  • Creative space
  • Design guidelines
  • Design science
  • Design theory


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