Design Creativity Workshop 2014
Important Dates
May 9 Submissions due
May 16 Notification of acceptance
22 June 9:00am -12:30pm Workshop

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.

Workshop Aim:

The goal of the workshop is to create a forum for researchers who are interested in design creativity to discuss both general and specific issues related to perspectives, concepts, approaches, models, and supporting tools for design creativity. Based on the success of the previous Design Creativity Workshops held in 2008, 2010, and 2012, in this workshop we intend to broaden the participation and topics of discussion

Workshop Chair
Yan Jin (yjin@usc.edu)
Program Committee
Nathalie Bonnardel (U of Provence, France)
Amaresh Chakrabarti (IIS, India)
Yong Se Kim (Sungkyunkwan U, Korea)
Udo Lindemann (TU Munich, Germany)
Yukari Nagai (JAIST, Japan)
Steven Smith (Texas A&M, USA)
Toshiharu Taura (Kobe U., Japan)
Workshop Notes

Submission information:

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.

For more information of paper submission, please visit the workshop website at: http://aiedam.usc.edu/dcw14

Workshop format:

This will be a half-day workshop on to be held on June 22nd, 2014. The format of the workshop is designed to encourage discussion and idea exchange. Workshop participants will be asked to read 2-3 papers of other participants before the workshop. During the workshop sessions, participants will be asked to lead discussions of the papers they read by presenting the papers with 1-2 slides and initiating discussion with 3-5 bullet points. The accepted workshop papers will be published electronically on the DCW14 workshop website.

Attendees at the workshop need to register either as an addition to the DCC'14 conference registration at a cost of £20, or if not registered for the conference at a cost of £40. Please go the main DCC14 conference page and then to Registration to register.

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