Abstract

Creativity in art, architecture, and design was investigated in this analytical study through the qualitative research methodology of grounded theory. A data set comprising published interviews with eighteen eminent creative artists, architects, designers, and leaders of creative organizations was analyzed to generate an initial grounded theory model for the creative process phenomenon of generating creative insights. Five influential elements to the creative process were identified from the analysis: sources of creativity that yield creative insights; strategies that instigate creativity; influential factors that drive creativity; individual and collaborative modes of working; and characteristic qualities of creative results. The analysis presented is part of doctoral research in progress in its early phase.

Keywords:

Creativity, Design Process, Design Pedagogy, Art, Architecture

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Influential Elements of Creativity in Art, Architecture, and Design Creative Processes: A Grounded Theory Analysis

Creativity in art, architecture, and design was investigated in this analytical study through the qualitative research methodology of grounded theory. A data set comprising published interviews with eighteen eminent creative artists, architects, designers, and leaders of creative organizations was analyzed to generate an initial grounded theory model for the creative process phenomenon of generating creative insights. Five influential elements to the creative process were identified from the analysis: sources of creativity that yield creative insights; strategies that instigate creativity; influential factors that drive creativity; individual and collaborative modes of working; and characteristic qualities of creative results. The analysis presented is part of doctoral research in progress in its early phase.

 

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