Skills for creativity in games design

Jeffries, Karl K. orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-8936-1800 (2011) Skills for creativity in games design. Design Studies, 32 (1). pp. 60-85. ISSN 0142-694X

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This paper reports on an experimental study to understand further the extent to which academics may differ to practitioners in their conception of skills relevant to creativity within a specific design related subject: in this instance, Games Design. Ten academics, sampled from BA Hons games courses in the UK, participated in identifying what factors they each considered important to creativity in games design, and how, collectively, they rated particular skills, knowledge, talents and abilities relevant to creativity in games design. With the same research methodology, theoretical framework and procedures, the focus was placed on ten games design practitioners’ conceptions of skills for creativity in games design. A detailed comparison is made between the findings from both groups.

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