Research Publications

Here you will find my current research papers, articles, and several of my past academic publications. Many of the references below have links: some even work! When I update (which I do now and again) I find links can get broken for my older works if publishers and institutions change their websites. If you do find broken links below, send me an email (creativity@drkarlkjeffries.com) as it’s great to get the heads up ASAP rather than when I have time to update (the last update for below was 10th Nov 2019). As always, thanks for your interest in my creativity research.

Cseh, G. M. & Jeffries, K. K. (2019). A scattered CAT: A critical evaluation of the consensual assessment technique for creativity research. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 13(2), 159–166. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000220.

Jeffries, K. K., Zamenopoulous, T., & Green, A. J. K. (2018). Design creativity, technical execution and aesthetic appeal: A CAT with caveats (Part 2). International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, Vol 6 (1-2), Pages 66-79.

Jeffries, K. K. (2017). Skills for Creativity in Graphic Design: Testing the relationship between visualisation, written comprehension, and graphic design creativity? Doctoral Dissertation) Retrieved from The Open University (access via, http://oro.open.ac.uk/50274/).

Cseh, G. M., Jeffries, K. K., Lochrie, M., Egglestone, P. & Beattie, A. A. (2017). A Scattered CAT: A Review Illustrating the Need for Greater Methodological Consistency in Consensual Assessment of Creativity, with a Proposed Digital Solution. Proceeding of  UK Creativity Researchers Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, May, 2017.

Jeffries, K. K. (2017). A CAT with Caveats: Is the Consensual Assessment Technique a reliable measure of graphic design creativity? International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, Vol 5 (1-2), Pages16-28.

Jeffries, K. K. (2016). A Domain Skills Indicator™: Identifying Skills, Knowledge, or Talents Relevant to Creativity Within a Domain. Unpublished but available from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Karl_Jeffries. As of Nov 2019, showing 600 reads, which is great to see for the “one that got away”.

Cseh, G. M., Jeffries, K. K., Lochrie, M., Egglestone, P. & Beattie, A. A. (2016). A DigitalCAT: A fusion of creativity assessment theory and HCI. Proceedings of the 30th British Human-Computer Interaction Conference, Bournemouth, July 2016.

Jeffries, K. K. (2015). A CAT with Caveats: Is the Consensual Assessment Technique a reliable measure of graphic design creativity? Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Design Creativity  (ICDC2015), Vol.1, 3-10.

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, 32, 60-85.

Jeffries, K. K. (2009a). Skills for Creativity in Games Design (Part 1): Academic Conceptions of Creativity in Games Design.  Higher Education Academy. Brighton: Art, Design and Media subject centre.

Jeffries, K. K .(2009b). Skills for Creativity in Games Design (Part 2): Practitioner Conceptions of Creativity in Games Design.Higher Education Academy. Brighton: Art, Design and Media subject centre.

Jeffries, K. K. (2009c).Skills for Creativity in Games Design: Karl Jeffries provides an overview of his recently completed research project. Article published in the HEA-ADM’s Networks Magazine, Issue 7, Summer 2009.

Jeffries, K. K. (2009d). Skills for Creativity: A comparison between academic and practitioner conception of creativity in games design. In proceedings of GLAD09, Dialogues in Art and Design: Promoting and sharing excellence, Oct 21st- Oct 22nd, (pp. 44-49). Higher Education Academy. Brighton: Art, Design and Media subject centre.

Jeffries, K. K. (2008).Creativity Diagnostics, Mass Higher Education and Raising Self-Awareness of Creative Development. Feature article published in the HEA-ADM’s Networks Magazine, Issue 3, Spring 2008.

Jeffries, K. K. (2007a) Diagnosing the creativity of designers: individual feedback within mass higher education, Design Studies, Volume 28, Issue 5, Pages 485-497.

Jeffries, K. K. (2007b). Identifying domain relevant skills. In proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Creativity and Innovation, Oct 14th- Oct 17th, 2007.

Jeffries, K. K. (2007c). Stay Creative: Adapting to mass higher education in design. In proceedings of Creativity or Conformity: Building Cultures of Creativity in Higher Education, Jan 8th – Jan 10th, 2007.

Jeffries, K. K. (2004). Creativity Diagnostics: Software Applications for Creativity Enhancement. In proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Business and Technology Transfer December 3rd – December 5th, (pp. 72-79).

Jeffries, K. K., Hardaker, G. (2003). Designing an on-line learning and creativity profile generator: A fusion of learning styles, creativity diagnostics and lms. In proceedings of The 8th Annual ELSIN Conference June 30th – July 2nd, (pp.309-321).

Jeffries, K. K., Unver, E., Jagger, B. (2002). Assessing creativity: theory and practice. In M.A.C. Evatt, & E. K. Brodhurst (Eds.), Sharing experience in engineering design (pp. 99-106). London: Professional Engineering Publishing Limited.