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Innovations In Design Research Methods

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Katharine E. LEIGH, Amy M. HUBER and Kenneth R. TREMBLAY, Jr.


"In the face of declining U.S. creativity scores (Bronson & Merryman, 2010), creative expertise may be a scarce commodity when needed most to compete in the global economy. “It is …knowledge, …skills, and …experience of an organization’s human resources -… its expertise - that have become the new secret weapon in the competitive marketplace” (Germain & Tejeda, 2012:203). Problem solving, as a cluster of related factual knowledge, skills, experiences, attitudes, and value judgements related to one’s job, has been used to determine expertise (Swanson & Holton, 2001, 2009) and as an attribute of the design process, offers opportunity to examine early development of creative expertise. This study examines processes of design students during problem solving, using findings to generate the Creativity Rating Scale (CRS), a tool assessing creative expertise potential."

PUBLISHED: Proceedings from the The 18th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, 2012


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