Member Information



Surname: Jeffries

Given name: Karl K.

Contact (E-mail address, Website)

E-mail: kjeffries[a_t]



Position: Course Director MA Creative Thinking

Organization: University of Central Lancashire

Address: School of Art, Design and Performance, Victoria Building, UCLan, Preston, Lancashire,PR1 2HE

Country: United Kingdom


Industrial Design

Research Interests

A consistent theme of Karl°«s research has been the use of online °∆Creativity Diagnostic°« software (Jeffries, 2007) as a means to accommodate the challenges of mass higher education. He extended this work by developing new research methodologies with which to explore the relationship between skills and creativity. In particular, his findings distinguished skills relevant to creativity within the audio visual industry (Jeffries, 2007b). In collaboration with CETH and the Higher Education Academy°«s Art, Design and Media subject centre, Karl further develop this work by identifying domain relevant skills for creativity within games design (Jeffries, 2009a, 2009b, 2009c, 2009d, 2011). His most recent work is exploring skills for creativity in graphic design, how the Consensual Assessment Technique (CAT) can be used as a measure of graphic design creativity, and a systematic review of the use of CAT within design research (Jeffries, 2012).

Selected Publications

  • Jeffries, K. K.(2012). Amabile°∆s consensual assessment technique: Why has it not been used more in design creativity research?Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC2012), Vol. 1, 211-220.
  • Jeffries, K. K. (2011). Skills for creativity in games design. Design Studies, Volume 32, Issue 1, Pages 60-85
  • Jeffries, K. K. (2007). Diagnosing the creativity of designers: individual feedback within mass higher education, Design Studies, Volume 28, Issue 5, Pages 485-497.