Richard Tucker. Deakin University

Tucker, Richard 2010, Richard Tucker. Deakin University. In Williams, Anthony, Ostwald, Michael J. and Askland, Hedda Haugen (ed), Creativity, design and education : theories, positions and challenges, Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Strawberry Hills, N. S. W., pp.141-142.

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Title Richard Tucker. Deakin University
Alternative title From theory to practice - 39 opinions
Author(s) Tucker, RichardORCID iD for Tucker, Richard
Title of book Creativity, design and education : theories, positions and challenges
Editor(s) Williams, Anthony
Ostwald, Michael J.
Askland, Hedda Haugen
Publication date 2010
Start page 141
End page 142
Total pages 2
Publisher Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Place of Publication Strawberry Hills, N. S. W.
Keyword(s) creativity
creative process
Summary Creativity has been defined 'as the production of novel and useful ideas in any domain'. I would question the words 'novel' and 'useful' because, if the idea is 'useless' but new to the creator, the creator has still given birth to an idea via some form of creative process. I suggest, therefore, that 'creativity' is simply the production of ideas. But it is not quite that straightforward. Innovation is often distinguished from creativity as the successful implementation of ideas. Yet there is a creative process between the birth of an idea and its implementation—that is evolving/ developing/ operating on an idea. This development of an idea is also creativity. I would therefore say that creativity is a two-stage process: it is, firstly, the production and, secondly, the development of ideas; where 'production' is understood as the initiating activities a designer undertakes to inform or inspire ideas.
ISBN 9780980554533
Language eng
Field of Research 120103 Architectural History and Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
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