Campus Units

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

12-2013

Journal or Book Title

Thinking Skills and Creativity

Volume

10

First Page

159

Last Page

167

DOI

10.1016/j.tsc.2013.09.001

Abstract

Through in-depth interviews, the study explored fashion industry professionals’ viewpoints, on creativity, focusing on traits of creative people and how creativity can be developed. Four creative, traits were identified, including different thought processes, determination, having an open mind, and, risk taking. About one-third of participants believed that creativity is innate, and therefore, some, people were born creative whereas others were not. Another third of participants maintained that, everyone has some creative potential that can be further developed. The remaining fashion, professionals distinguished artistic creativity from creative problem solving. Suggested strategies for, creativity enhancement and development included (1) practicing creative thinking strategies, (2), formal training, (3) diverse experiences and exposure to the world; and (4) creating a safe, yet, challenging environment.

Comments

This article is published as Karpova, E., Marcketti, S., Kamm, C., Fashion industry professionals’ viewpoints on creative traits and, strategies for creativity development. Thinking Skills and Creativity. 10(2013); 159-167. DOI: 10.1016/j.tsc.2013.09.001. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Elsevier Ltd

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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