A model of creative design process for fostering creativity of students in design education

Yi Lin Wong, Kin Wai Michael Siu

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Creativity, which is concerned with problem solving, is essential if we are to generate new solutions to the massive and complex problems in the unknown future. Our next generation needs an educational platform where they can be taught to possess creativity. Design education is such a way to foster students creativity. Therefore, it is essential to understand the creative design process and its routine in order to show how students can generate creative output and how teachers can guide students in the design process. Consequently, the aim of this paper is to investigate the creative design process as it is employed in producing creative designs, and further recommend how students can practise and learn to be creative based on the model process developed in this paper. The model is expected to provide a guideline for teachers to facilitate students along the creative thinking process. 2011.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-450
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Technology and Design Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012


  • Creative design process
  • Creative thinking process
  • Creativity
  • Design and technology education
  • Design education
  • Design process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Engineering


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