UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Leading by example: Exploring the influence of design examples on children’s creative ideation

Benton, L; Varotsis, G; Vasalou, A; (2019) Leading by example: Exploring the influence of design examples on children’s creative ideation. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies , 122 pp. 174-183. 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2018.09.007. Green open access

[thumbnail of Benton_examples on children’s creative ideation.pdf]
Preview
Text
Benton_examples on children’s creative ideation.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

Creative ideation is integral to the design process; to be considered creative an idea must be deemed both novel and appropriate. Design examples are often provided to inspire creativity but may also constrain designers’ imaginations (design fixation), a phenomenon observed during children’s ideation in participatory design (PD). This paper addresses a gap in the literature by empirically investigating this phenomenon through an exploratory case study of two game narrative design workshops involving 37 children. Children’s design ideas from these workshops were systematically coded by two researchers following a deductive content analysis approach and inter-rater reliability was established. Our findings show that utilising design examples can ensure appropriateness (i.e. narrative relevance and coherence), and albeit some design fixation more often facilitates the creative process by enabling existing ideas to be recycled and combined with novel ideas. This research contributes potential methodological adaptations to better foster children’s creativity during PD.

Type: Article
Title: Leading by example: Exploring the influence of design examples on children’s creative ideation
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2018.09.007
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2018.09.007
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Creative design; creativity; participatory design; children; games design; narrative
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10056359
Downloads since deposit
195Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item