Developing Creativity among Engineering Design Students

F. J Rodríguez-Mesa, Bente Nørgaard, Chunfang Zhou, J. I. Peña

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As one of key drivers to solve real-life problems in practice of sustainable innovation, creativity has been argued as an important skill that engineering graduates have to master. This paper will mainly focus on 1) how to understand the concept of creativity and its relevance with sustainability in engineering design, and 2) as the educators, how we can provide basic conditions to recognise, develop, and assess creativity among engineering design students. The two focuses will further drive us to discuss a case of an education program of Medialogy at Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark. Briefly, this paper contributes to bringing together with areas of creativity, engineering design, and engineering education, which also indicate that it has both theoretical and practical significances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication45th SEFI Conference
EditorsJorge Bernardino, Joao Rocha, Jose Carlos Quadrado
Number of pages8
PublisherSEFI: European Association for Engineering Education
Publication dateSept 2017
ISBN (Electronic)9789899887572
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event45TH SEFI ANNUAL CONFERENCE - Angra do Heroísmo – Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal
Duration: 18. Sept 201721. Sept 2017


LocationAngra do Heroísmo – Terceira Island,
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  • Creativity
  • Creativity assessment
  • Engineering design
  • Engineering education
  • Sustainability


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