Research & Development

[CASE 8] 創意設計教育 以童真感染成人世界 — 激發孩子的建設性創造力 (Institute of Design Knowledge)

CreativeKids had the great pleasure of being a case study at Institute of Design Knowledge, sharing our experiences and thoughts on adopting Design Thinking to bring positive change and create new values to varied sectors in Hong Kong. Link to the full interview article and video: http://bit.ly/DTCase8   Want to find out More ?   …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | The research project culminated in a publication launched on 29 October 2021 at the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Playful Public Design by Children – The research project culminated in a publication launched on 29 October 2021 at the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Public Design is the conception and realization of new things for all in the space with public access to social activities. Children are an important group of …

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Young Architects Program #Critique | This was our first critique session for our Senior level Young Architects

Young Architects Program #Critique  This was our first critique session for our Senior level Young Architects Program. While our students were reluctant to share because of the scary negative connotations that come with the word “critique”, our purpose is to have them feel more comfortable and confident sharing their design concepts in a casual setting.Also, …

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Young Architects Program #Critique | Thinking with Tangibles

💬 Young Architects Program #Critique | Thinking with Tangibles “How come the boat is so much bigger than the building?” “Why is the connecting bridge so thin? It will break when people pass through.” “It won’t break! Future materials are so strong that a thin bridge can support many people.” Children in our Young Architects Program enthusiastically commented …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | Inquiry, Ideation and Improvisation

Senior-level students (age 12-18) approached the theme “Playful Public Design” as self-directed projects, while our instructors stepped back to allow more freedom for the youngsters to initiate self-chosen problems and design strategies. They learned to prioritize resources such as time and materials to meet a chosen objective of the country park: conservation, leisure or education. Student’s creative …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | From Passive Learners to Change-makers

Across age levels (range from age 3.5 to 18), we noticed a change in children’s thinking, which led to a change in their problem-solving approaches and solutions, as reflected in their artistic creations. Overall, children’s view point gradually transformed from a human-centric view (solving countryside problems with the comfort and convenience of the city), to an empathetic …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | From Imagination to Impression

Where do children find ideas? From imagination or impression? In the Playful Public Design (PPD) project, children were introduced to brainstorming by sharing aloud and sketching their ideas of a country park. As some of the children did not actually go to the site, they based their ideas mainly on imagination. For those who physically went, they drew …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | Preparing our Teaching Team

As human, we are usually affected by subjective and objective factors in the formation of thoughts and opinions, which can create blind spots in our judgments. So, to children, the task of designing a country park for the general public, undoubtedly sounds like a search for a needle in a haystack. To be enlightened like …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | Parents – Our valued partners in the development of children’s creativity

Do you sometimes find yourself trapped in your fast-paced daily routine, following rules and trying to tick all the boxes? Is there still space to be curious, and mindful of things that is going on? For Hong Kong youngsters growing up in an era of information overload, it’s common to just follow the crowd without …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | Auntie Angie’s Research Journey

Our founder Angelina Lo-Chui (Angie) has devoted the past few years to her PhD study researching children’s creativity and their design process. Let her tell us more about her thoughts and vision.   Why did you decide to do a PhD Study? After years of practice, I was searching for existing theories to explain why …

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