A model of creative design process for fostering creativity of students in design education

  • Yi Lin Wong
  • Kin Wai Michael Siu


Creativity, which is concerned with problem solving, is essential if we are to generate new solutions to the massive and complex problems in the unknown future. Our next generation needs an educational platform where they can be taught to possess creativity. Design education is such a way to foster students’ creativity. Therefore, it is essential to understand the creative design process and its routine in order to show how students can generate creative output and how teachers can guide students in the design process. Consequently, the aim of this paper is to investigate the creative design process as it is employed in producing creative designs, and further recommend how students can practise and learn to be creative based on the model process developed in this paper. The model is expected to provide a guideline for teachers to facilitate students along the creative thinking process.


Creativity Creative thinking process Design process Creative design process Design education Design and technology education 



The authors would like to thank The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the K. C. Wong Education Foundation for the support of this study. The authors would also like to thank the anonymous reviewers’ and the editors’ constructive and insightful comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of DesignThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHung Hom, KowloonHong Kong

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