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*News [#v239b1bb]

*Agenda [#w54dd88e]

The objective of SIG - Design Creativity is to study creativity in design. We have not sufficiently clarified creativity, especially in the context of design, although it is a very interesting characteristic in the thinking process of humans.
This research discusses creativity in design instead of trying to identify its standard characteristics. That is, it tries to answer the question "What is design?" from the viewpoint of creativity, for two perspectives.

First, this SIG discusses the characteristics of creative thinking (i.e. creativity in synthesis) in the process of forming new concepts rather than understanding it 'as is'. This means that, characteristics of creativity in cognition and conceptual understanding (i.e. creativity in understanding) are not the central scope of discussion in this SIG, while pursuing them should help the SIG to clarify the creativity of design.
Second, this SIG explores the characteristics that are common and specific to diverse kinds of design, such as engineering and industrial design.

We expect that the results of our study will help to clarify the "Essence of Design."

The focus in this SIG is posed on a series of questions including but not limited to the following:
Are there common aspects of creativity across different kinds of design?
Are there aspects of creativity specific to each kind of design?
Are these aspects of creativity specific to creating understanding (for representing reality as is) or designs (for changing reality 'as should be')?

*WORK PLAN [#hc5e137a]

- Mode of Operation:
--1st Phase: two years (2007-2008)
--2nd Phase: two years (2009-2010)
--3rd Phase: two years (2011-2012)
-Type of events:
--Regular meetings:
--Workshops: At ICED conference (2007, 2009, and 2011) and some other international design conferences.
--Conferences: International Symposium on Design Creativity:
-Type of Publications:
--Proceedings of Workshops
--Journal (Special Issues)
--A Book on Design Creativity

*Membership Information [#j78bc7c8]
(114 members from 26 countries)&br;
- Saeema Ahmed (DENMARK) 
- [[Shigeki Amitani (AUSTRALIA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Amitani.html]]
- Eiji Arai (JAPAN)
- Petra Badke-Schaub (NETHERLANDS)
- Yvon Bellec (FRANCE)
- Audrey Bennett (USA)
- [[Zafer Bilda (AUSTRALIA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/bilda.html]]
- Lucienne Blessing (LUXEMBOURG) 
- Margaret A Boden (UK)
- Erik Bohemia (UK)
- [[Nathalie Bonnardel (FRANCE) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Bonnardel.html]]
- [[Jean-Francois Boujut (FRANCE) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Boujutdoc.html]]
- [[Carole Bouchard (FRANCE) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Bouchard.html]]
- [[David C Brown (USA):http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Brown2.html]]
- Stephanie Buisine (FRANCE) 
- Linda Candy (AUSTRALIA)
- [[Hernan Casakin (ISRAEL) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Casakin.html]]
- [[Gaetano Cascini  (ITALY) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/GaetanoCascini.html]]
- [[Amaresh Chakrabarti (INDIA) (Co-Chair) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Chakrabarti.html]]
- [[Thom Corah (UK) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Corah.html]]
- Lin-Lin Chen (TAIWAN) 
- Hoon Seok Choi (KOREA) 
- Henri Christiaans (NETHERLANDS) 
- Nigel Cross (UK)
- Ian de Vere (AUSTRALIA)
- Halime Demirkan (TURKEY)
- Andy Dong (AUSTRALIA)
- Kees Dorst (AUSTRALIA)
- [[Newton D'souza (USA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Dsouza.html]]
- [[Alex Duffy (UK) (Co-Chair) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Duffy.html]]
- David Durling (UK) 
- [[Peter Eades (AUSTRALIA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/eades.html]]
- Claudia Eckert (UK) 
- Ernest Edmonds (AUSTRALIA) 
- [[Hany El-Said (EGYPT) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/elsaid.html]]
- [[Ivan Esparragoza (USA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Esparragoza.html]]
- Gilles Fauconnier (USA)
- [[Ian Ferris (UK) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/ferris.html]]
- Gerhard Fischer (USA)
- Ken Friedman (NORWAY) 
- [[Kikuo Fujita (JAPAN) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Fujita.html]]
- Georgi V Georgiev (BULGARIA)
- Elizabeth Gerber (USA)
- [[John Gero (USA) (Co-Chair) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Gero.html]]
- Ian Gwilt (AUSTRALIA)
- [[Ashok Goel (USA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Goel.html]]
- [[Gabriela Goldschmidt (ISRAEL) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Goldschmidt.html]]
- Samuel Gomes (FRANCE)
- [[Mark D Gross (USA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Gross.html]]
- [[Sean Hanna (UK) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Hanna.html]]
- Amihud Hari (ISRAEL)
- Armand Hatchuel (FRANCE) 
- [[Tom Howard (UK) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Howard.html]]
- [[Tom Hewett (USA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Hewett.html]]
- [[Yuemin Hou (CHINA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Hou.html]]
- Xiaodi Huang (AUSTRALIA) 
- Iwan M Jambak (NETHERLANDS)
- Yan Jin (USA)
- Lorraine Justice (CHINA) 
- [[Jeff Wai Tak Kan (AUSTRALIA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/KAN.html]]
- Panagiotis Kampylis (FINLAND) 
- [[Yong Se Kim (KOREA) (Co-Chair) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Kim.html]]
- MyungSuk Kim (KOREA)
- Kari-Hans Kommonen (FINLAND)
- Gul Kremer (USA)
- [[Jens Krzywinski (GERMANY) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Krzywinski.html]]
- Justin Lai (USA)
- Micah Lande (USA)
- [[Larry Leifer (USA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Leifer.html]]
- [[Ji-Hyun Lee (KOREA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Lee.html]]
- [[Pascal Le Masson (FRANCE) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Pascal.html]]
- Udo Lindemann (GERMANY) (Co-Chair) 
- [[Enrique Martínez (SPAIN) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Martinez.html]]
- Ann McKenna (USA)
- Tadaoki Mitani (JAPAN)
- [[Junya Morita (JAPAN) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Morita.html]]
- Damien Motte (SWEDEN)
- [[Celine Mougenot (FRANCE) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Mougenot.html]]
- Tamotsu Murakami (JAPAN) 
- [[Paul Murty (AUSTRALIA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Murty.html]]
- [[Yukari Nagai (JAPAN) (Co-Chair) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Nagai.html]]
- [[Koichi Ohtomi (JAPAN) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Ohtomi.html]]
- Rivka Oxman (ISRAEL)
- [[Sotiris Papantonopoulos (GREECE) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/PAPANTONOPOULOS.html]]
- [[Miquel Prats (UK) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Prats.html]]
- [[Stephen D Prior (UK) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Prior.html]]
- [[Josef Ponn (GERMANY) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Ponn.html]]
- Vesna Popovic (AUSTRALIA)  
- [[RPC Janaka Rajapakse (SRI LANKA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Rajapakse2.html]]
- Yoram Reich (ISRAEL)
- [[Jack Rees (USA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Rees.html]]
- Edoardo Rovida (ITALY)  
- Pertti Saariluoma (FINLAND)
- [[Prabir Sarkar (INDIA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Prabir.html]]
- [[John Shackleton (NEW ZEALAND) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Shackleton.html]]
- [[Siu-Tsen Shen (TAIWAN) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Shen.html]]
- Steven Smith (USA) 
- Ricardo Sosa (MEXICO)
- Masahiro Takatsuka (AUSTRALIA)
- Hsien-Hui Tang (TAIWAN) 
- [[Toshiharu Taura (JAPAN) (Chair) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Taura.html]]
- [[Graham Thompson (UK) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Graham.html]]
- [[Akira Tsumaya (JAPAN) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/tsumaya.html]]
- Tetsuo Tomiyama (NETHERLANDS)
- Barbara Tversky (USA)
- Yasushi Umeda (JAPAN)
- [[Noe Vargas Hernandez (USA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Hernandez.html]]
- Cynthia Villagomez (MEXICO) 
- Tom Ward (USA)
- [[Qiawen Wu (USA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Wu.html]]
- Eiko Yamamoto (JAPAN)
- Kazuhiko Yamazaki (JAPAN)
- [[Seda Yilmaz (USA) :http://www.jaist.ac.jp/ks/labs/nagai/DesignCreativity/member/Yilmaz.html]]

*To Become a Member [#w29b7251]

Members Fee is free. Please send your information as an e-mail attachment to : design[a_t]jaist.ac.jp (replace [a_t] with @). You can use a template file (SIG_member_tp.doc) for filling out your information.