Imagining the unknown - Responsible creativity for a better tomorrow

  • Eva Lutnæs
Emneord (Nøkkelord): responsible creativity, design education, creative, assessment repertoire, general education.


This paper explores the scientific discourse on creativity in the field of design education, drawing upon 165 papers presented at the DRS//CUMULUS Oslo 2013 conference. The re­view shows creativity to be a key concept in the scientific discourse and identifies five story­lines that conceptualise creativity as a generic human capacity for which the field of design education eagerly claims responsibility. In the scientific discourse, the fostering of creativity is a leading motive when articulating reasons for design to gain terrain in general education. A multifaceted repertoire of strategies to solve design problems can drive new ideas or arte­facts that contribute to both environmental protection and degradation, human aid or human-made disasters. I discuss how to frame the relevant educational content of creativity as part of a general education that empowers citizens to promote sustainability and meet global chal­lenges ahead.


Hvordan referere
Lutnæs, E. (2015). Imagining the unknown - Responsible creativity for a better tomorrow. FormAkademisk - forskningstidsskrift for design og designdidaktikk, 8(1).