Innovation crisis in design studios: whom to blame? / Bhzad Sidawi

Sidawi, Bhzad (2013) Innovation crisis in design studios: whom to blame? / Bhzad Sidawi. Built Environment Journal, 10 (1). pp. 61-84. ISSN 1675-5022


Design is a social phenomenon and researchers suggest that communications and negotiations between designers are essential to initiate creativity. Within the design studio environment, the social interaction and design negotiations between students and tutors and with their mates is influenced by a number of factors that hinder students from fully utilizing it in the design scheme. Design studios' students from the third to fifth year at the College of Architecture, UoD were surveyed the influences on the production of innovative design projects. The research found a number of potential interrelated factors that would play a negative role in hindering student's creativity. However, to develop students' design/innovative abilities, the researcher recommends that certain measures should be considered. These would include the use of innovative design precedents, development of students and tutors' communications skills, and transformation of the design studio into interactive and friendly learning environment that motivate students to produce innovative design projects.


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Item Type: Article
CreatorsID Num.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Creative ability. Imagination. Creative thinking. Concept learning. Constructivism (Education)
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Technological change > Technological innovations
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Creative ability in technology
Divisions: Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Journal or Publication Title: Built Environment Journal
ISSN: 1675-5022
Volume: 10
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 61-84
Item ID: 13609
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creativity, innovative projects, design negotiations, creative environment.

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