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  • Teaching Innovation Alan Dix Lancaster University www.hcibook.com/alan
  • Ministry of Education mission
    • “ creative thinking skills and learning skills are essential for the future”
    • http://www1.moe.edu.sg/educatio.htm
  • Ministry of Education desired outcomes of education
    • “ be innovative”
    • “ be creative and imaginative”
    • “ be able to think independently and creatively”
    • http://www1.moe.edu.sg/desired.htm
  • why me?
    • human–computer interaction
      • complex (computers and people!)
      • rapidly changing => innovation
    • research
      • professionals do it
      • academics know about it
      • … an academic about academia
  • culture
  • culture occidental oriental academic objective reasoning individual community opinion authority
  • different disciplines
    • technology
      • science: objective, reasoning
      • invention: esoteric, imagination
    • fine art
      • west: inspiration, the muse
      • east: discipline, study
    • music
      • skill, discipline, interpretation
  • creative steps – the ant
    • lots of small steps
    • incremental
    • evolutionary
    • convergent
  • creative steps – the flea
    • great leaps
    • unguided
    • revolutionary
    • divergent
  • creativity is hard
    • avoiding crocophants
  • Professor Alan’s formula for creativity!
    • structure + diversity
    •  innovation
  • structure
  • everything in its place
    • names
    • taxonomies
    • dimensions
    • multiple classifications
  • using multi-classifications
    • to spread literature search
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  • using multi-classifications
    • to spread literature search
    • to identify gaps
    somat or other thing- amibob somat else ?
  • using multi-classifications
    • to spread literature search
    • to identify gaps
    • to discover trends
    thing- amibob somat else ? ?
  • using multi-classifications
    • to spread literature search
    • to identify gaps
    • to discover trends
    • to uncover abstractions
    somat or other thing- amibob somat else different again ? ?
  • using multi-classifications
    • to spread literature search
    • to identify gaps
    • to discover trends
    • to uncover abstractions
    • to synthesise solutions
    somat or other thing- amibob somat else ?
  • what and why
    • what’s good about something
    • what’s bad about it
    • why?
    … avoids crocophants …
  • diversity
  • imagination and play
    • what if thinking
    • imagination = looking ahead
    the foundation of science and technology
  • random metaphors
    • using PowerPoint
    • is like
    • playing a violin
    random
  • bad ideas
    • deliberately silly/bad ideas
      • e.g. glass hammer
    • analyse it
      • what’s good, what’s bad
    • assume it is a good idea
      • car salesman, pretend it is optimal
  • why bad ideas
    • reduce personal commitment
    • fun group exercise
    • to train critical thought
    • to inspire good ideas!
  • plus more opposites …
  • creative tension
    • justification & evaluation
    • qualitative & quantitative
    • broad & deep
    • abstract & concrete
    • deconstruction & reconstruction