2012 Design Creativity Workshop
Important Dates
7 May Submissions due
14 May Notification of acceptance
6 June 2:00pm-5:30pm Workshop

Workshop Aim:

Design is a challenging and comprehensive human activity where new products and systems need to be developed. Customers' demand for improved experiences and new functions are changing reflecting technical and socio-cultural situations. Thus designers’ creativity is essential in for successful design. While creativity in general has been a subject of study in many disciplines including cognitive psychology and education, more specific study on creativity relevant to design and designers has been at the leading front end in both understanding creativity and improving creativity in design. Also the nature of design would bring in viewpoints on creativity that might not be addressed in more general creativity research. Thus, we are interested in design creativity as a specific area of creativity and cognition.

The workshop will include an invited presentation to bring external stimulus on the workshop. Position papers up to 8 pages will be accepted for presentation based on the reviews of the program committee. Topics and issues of interest include, but are not limited to: creative design and design creativity, characteristics of creative thinking in design, cognitive and computational models of design creativity, collaborative and team creativity, bio-inspired creative design, taxonomy of design creativity, tools for creative design, creativity measures in design, creative systems, and design creativity education.

Workshop Chair
Yan Jin (yjinusc.edu)
Program Committee
  • Nathalie Bonnardel (U. of Provence, France)Jon Cagan (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Amaresh Chakrabarti (India Inst. of Science, India)
  • Yong Se Kim (Sungkyunkwan U., Korea)
  • Udo Lindmemann (Technical U. of Munich)
  • Yukari Nagai (Japan Adv. Inst. of Sci. &Tech.)
  • Steven Smith (Texas A&M U., USA)
  • Toshiharu Taura (Kobe U., Japan)
Workshop Notes

Workshop Website

Submission information:

Please submit your paper as a PDF file online through the workshop website at http://inspire.usc.edu/dcw12. The paper format is available as PDF and RTF files. Inquires should be emailed to the workshop chair at the follow address:

Yan Jin
Workshop Chair
Dept. of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Southern California, USA

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