73482 - Creative Sciences and Creative Thinking

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  • Teacher Giovanni Emanuele Corazza

  • Credits 4

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Industrial Design (cod. 8182)

Academic Year 2015/2016

Learning outcomes

At the end of this class, the student will possess scientifically sound notions about the creative thinking process, along with the pragmatic application of the principles for the generation of new ideas. The student will master theoretical and methodological notions regarding the cognitive and conative components which are at the very basis of the creative process. Particular emphasis will be placed onto universal strategies, applicable to diversified domains, which allow to increase awareness and efficacy of the overall creative thinking exercise.

Course contents

Part I - Creativity for design: introduction and lessons learned.
Part II - Theoretical foundations of creative thinking. Cognitive modelling. 
Part III - The DIMAI model. Strategies and processes for specific thinking stages. 
Part IV - Innovation: hurdles and strategies for success. 
Part V - Application to study cases.


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Teaching methods

Lesson and practical application examples

Assessment methods

Multiple choice test on all programme parts Design exercise requiring the application of the DIMAI creative thinking process Optional oral discussion

Office hours

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