Inspiration Space: Towards a theory of creativity-supporting learning environments

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Abstract

Building on the assumption that the physical environment can have an influence on the creativity of designers and design students in particular, the aim of this paper is to provide theoretical propositions and evidences for this relationship. We develop various propositions about the influence of physical environments on creativity, based on eight expert interviews and supported by literature. A particular focus was given to the environments of design educational institutions. We present a summary of the main insights
and visualize the developed propositions as a causal graph addressing how space influences creativity. These propositions can be regarded as a first step towards a theory of creativity-supporting learning environments and they can serve as a reference when designing or adjusting creative learning spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of the Design Management Academy
Subtitle of host publicationResearch Perspectives on Creative Intersections
EditorsE. Bohemia, C. de Bont, L. Svengren Holm
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherThe Design Research Society
Pages1539-1561
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe Design Management Academy 2017 International Conference: Research Perspectives on Creative Intersections - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 7 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings of the Design Management Academy
PublisherThe Design Society
Volume5
ISSN (Electronic)2514-8419

Conference

ConferenceThe Design Management Academy 2017 International Conference
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period7/06/179/06/17

Keywords

  • workspaces for design
  • creativity
  • design education
  • creative learning space

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