Designing with constraints: Are we designing for creativity or compliance?

Kashmira Dave, Sue Gregory

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    Abstract

    Presented is a concept that forms the basis of a larger research project aiming to understand the university lecturers design practices around bureaucratic constraints and, as a result, if they were still able to be creative. This idea was developed from the research findings of one of the author’s PhD dissertation (Dave, 2017) wherein the lecturers expressed their design practice impacted by the various constraints which are explained in this paper. The authors argue that like other professional designers (engineers, architects), lecturers should be able to be creative despite the constraints. Also raised are the higher-level issue of learning and training in the area of higher education which makes people more responsive to creativity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages403-406
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event36th International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Personalised Learning. Diverse Goals. One Heart, ASCILITE 2019 - Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 2 Dec 20195 Dec 2019

    Conference

    Conference36th International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Personalised Learning. Diverse Goals. One Heart, ASCILITE 2019
    CountrySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period2/12/195/12/19

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