Avoiding the potential negative influence of CAD tools on the formation of students ’ creativity

  title={Avoiding the potential negative influence of CAD tools on the formation of students ’ creativity},
  author={Joachim Walther and Frances Robertson},
This paper examines the effects of the use of CAD tools on the development of students’ creativity in the context of design education. The basis for the analysis are the results from an industry study that identified four ways in which the use of electronic design tools impacts on the creative design process in practice. The mechanisms are described as enhanced visualisation, circumscribed thinking, premature fixation and bounded ideation. Using the concept of Accidental Competency formation… CONTINUE READING


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