If you’ve not seen our latest MA Creative Thinking course video already…check out ow.ly/PlWoq …with a wonderful quote from the artist Barbara Januszkiewicz that says it all (and why many of us do what we do): “Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change” Please share via your networks, and spread the word about our unique contribution to global postgraduate, distance learning, creativity training. Starring, yours truly, but Phil and Steve steal the show if truth be told. We hope to get other alumni and current students in front of the camera soon, but for now, Phil and Steve do a great job of describing what they like about the course, and reflecting the MA experience. My final thanks go out to our UCLan team who made this all come together: @UCLanPG.
Published by Dr Karl K Jeffries
Dr Karl K. Jeffries is a Senior Lecturer in Design at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). His research centres on revealing the optimal conditions in which individuals can enhance their creative potential. Core themes and questions which underpin his work are: What knowledge is useful to enhance creativity? What forms of communication convey this knowledge? What assessment is appropriate to evaluate creativity? Over the past five years, his research findings have informed a series of creative thinking workshops created for both creative industry professionals, and postgraduate, undergraduate, and tertiary design education. The unique aspect of these workshops has been the use of online ‘Creativity Diagnostic’ software. Through this software, participants are able to reflect on key factors that influence their creative potential, and receive customised feedback and guidance (Jeffries, 2007). Karl’s most recent research publication has extended this work by developing new research methodologies with which to explore the relationship between talent and creativity. In particular, his findings distinguish talents relevant to creativity within the audio visual industry (Jeffries, in press). Karl’s forthcoming research project, in collaboration with CETH and the Higher Education Academy’s Art, Design and Media subject centre, will further develop this work by identifying domain-relevant skills for creativity within Games Design. View all posts by Dr Karl K Jeffries