This course aims to develop your creativity. Creativity is a state that we all have, children are naturally creative, but when we get older this natural creativity often disappears. But creativity is a deeply human ability and not only for artist or writers. Also engineers, designers, teachers, needs to be creative in their profession and everyday life in order to solve problems and express ourselves. Now more than an ever we need to be creative and innovative in order to solve the grand challenges in front of us. We need to see possibilities and not only problems, to cooperate and co-create new solutions.
In this course we will explore the very source of creativity in you, but also what stops and hinders it and what you can do do develop your creativity. We will explore different aspects of creativity, the history, different phases and what flow is. You will get tools to create and perform a creative workshop. The course concists of exercises, discussions, films, and individual assignments.
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Content and learning outcomes
Different aspects of creativity will be explored, and different technologies and tools are presented to develop creativity.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the students should be able to:
- account for different aspects of creativity and why creativity is needed
- explain what hinders and what enhances creativity at an individual level and in groups and in organisations.
- be able to use different methods and tools to develop creativity
- develop and lead a creative workshop
The course consists of half day seminars, home assignments and planning and execution of a creative workshop.
Literature and preparations
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical engineering or the equivalent and at least 7 credits in product design
Big Magic:How to live a creative life and let go of your fear,
By Elisabeth Gilbert, Bloomsbury publishing 2016, paperback, ISBN10 1408866757
Creative confidence:unleaching the creative potential within us all,
By Tom Kelley and David Kelley, William Collins publisher, Paperback 2015, ISBN10 0008139385
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Hand in exercise, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO1 - Project, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Particpation at seminars, minimum 80%.
Approved home assignments and exercises.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web MF2094