Creativity in spatial design processes: establishing a non-routine design approach

Rahmann, H and Jonas, M 2010, 'Creativity in spatial design processes: establishing a non-routine design approach', in T. Taura and Y. Nagai (ed.) Proceedings of the First International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2010, Kobe, Japan, 29 November - 1 December 2010, pp. 1-7.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Creativity in spatial design processes: establishing a non-routine design approach
Author(s) Rahmann, H
Jonas, M
Year 2010
Conference name 1st International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2010)
Conference location Kobe, Japan
Conference dates 29 November - 1 December 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the First International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2010
Editor(s) T. Taura and Y. Nagai
Publisher The Design Society
Place of publication United States
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Abstract This paper explores the implications of a process-based design approach for creativity in spatial design, with focus on landscape architectural design practice. While spatial design is often concerned with deriving ideas and concepts from the existing inventory for the production of site-specific outcomes, more research is needed to investigate other means of creative exploration to generate new and unexpected results. In this paper, a case study is presented that analyses design responses by students to a larger spatial problem through a series of abstracted smaller design tasks. Setting the smaller design tasks deliberately in a not site-related situation and using metaphors allows the designer (the student) to de-contextualise the ideation process. It is argued that through the multi-levelled experiences the process of designing itself can inspire creativity, which contributes to the generation of unexpected outcomes.
Subjects Architecture not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) creativity
process-based design strategy
spatial design
landscape architecture
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