Constructing Creativity Indicator and Systematical Creativity Scale for Interior Design Students in College Education
International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2016, Pages: 12-19
Received: Oct. 3, 2016;
Accepted: Oct. 26, 2016;
Published: Nov. 23, 2016
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Shih-Yung Liu, Department of Interior Design, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
This study aims to develop an assessment tool regarding creativity of college students from interior design related majors. According to Csikszentmihalyi’s systems model of creativity, this study integrates affecting factors of creativity from person, society, and culture system as its research foundation. Later, it invites 17 winning students from national interior design competition and 19 teachers with lavish teaching experiences for initial interview. After interview analysis, this study comes up with 156 creativity indicators. An expert meeting with 15 scholars and experts is followed to extract and narrow the 156 indicators to 130. The study then conducts questionnaire to 30 experts with over seven years of teaching experiences using the 130 indicators. Analysis from expert questionnaire shows that 124 indicators are filtered and selected for the final creativity assessment tool. The study results also point out that the top three dimensions that affect students’ creativity are ability, thinking, and personality accordingly, while the bottom three are family, student club, and motivation. Regarding the top three influential indicators of creativity are nimble usage of knowledge, passionate about innovation, and love to image. The results of this study can be used as references for the development of creativity scale and the implement of school creativity teaching.
Constructing Creativity Indicator and Systematical Creativity Scale for Interior Design Students in College Education, International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications.
Vol. 2, No. 3,
2016, pp. 12-19.
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