The Gap in Design Creativity Education between China and Developed Countries

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Zhengya Gong (1), Sohail Ahmed Soomro (1,2), Vijayakumar Nanjappan (1), Georgi V. Georgiev (1)
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Finland; 2: Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan
Section: Human Behaviour and Design Creativity
Page(s): 871-880
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Extant research indicates that Chinese higher education has overlooked creativity. However, based on indirect clues, we infer that the degree of emphasis on creativity and related courses in Chinese higher education has changed. Therefore, we conducted a survey using a questionnaire to compare the creativity-related courses and adopted creativity methods in higher education between China and developed countries. The results indicate that participation rates and assessments of creativity-related courses, adopted creativity methods, and evaluations differ between China and developed countries.

Keywords: design education, design creativity, design methods, higher education, idea generation

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