NSF International Workshop on Studying Design Creativity'08
Design Science, Computer Science, Cognitive Science and Neuroscience Approaches: The State-of-the-Art
10-11 March 2008
University of Provence

An invitation only workshop.

Design has become a fruitful research area for cognitive psychologists, cognitive scientists and for design scientists. For the former it represents a particularly rich and open environment within which to study complex human behaviour. For design scientists the tools to study designers are only now becoming available.

Design involves the creation of worlds and entails the interaction between minds and the artefacts they produce. This opens a variety of areas for study since designers work with tools, operate solely or within teams. They collaborate with others who are co-located or at a distance. Designers use external symbol systems extensively, particularly sketches which implies a high level of visual reasoning. Designers can be studied in-situ or in laboratory settings or through models of design processes.

This workshop aims to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research on studying creativity and designers.

Primary Sponsor

US National Science Foundation

Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
University of Provence (Aix-Marseille I)
PsyCLE Research Centre