On June 11, from 16:00 to 17:00 hrs, Doctoral Candidate Wouter Sluis-Thiescheffer will publicly defend his thesis: "Framing Design Methods for Children’s Creativity". You are welcome to attend this public meeting online via MS Teams.
This research starts from the premise that children are creative. The research supports professional designers to incorporate children’s creativity in a design process by (1) supporting grounded decisions on which activities to execute in the design process that best facilitate the creative powers of children and (2) by a better understanding of the creativity of the solutions generated by and with children. We found that the number of skills involved in a design method results in an ampler number of design solutions. We also concluded that the more skills involved, the less creative but more workable solutions span the available design space. These findings suggest that the design solutions of eight-to-twelve-year-olds are creative enough to populate a design space and distinguish between design methods. These findings support professional designers and researchers in HCI and Research about Design in planning an optimal design process with children.
Eindhoven University of Technology, Dpt Industrial Design
June 11, 2021