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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