Title

The Creative Spirit of Design

Keywords

creativity, innovation, instructional design, design

Abstract

If instructional designers hold limited views about their practice they sometimes adopt formulaic routines that do not help them accomplish the goals they believe are important, or develop instruction of a quality envisioned by the field’s innovative theorists. Fortunately, designers can avoid these unfavorable results in part by understanding and exemplifying the creative spirit of design. In this article the author examines the creative spirit of design, exploring its imaginative, creation-oriented, and inter-disciplinary character. The author also describes how the creative spirit can help instructional designers remain flexible and perceptive in their practice, and by so doing be better able to create effective and innovative instruction of a quality consistent with their ultimate ideals.

Original Publication Citation

McDonald, J. K. (2011). The creative spirit of design. TechTrends, 55(5), 53-57.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/3711

Publisher

Springer

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Instructional Psychology and Technology