Creativity Project

Creative things are original, effective, and have value. Because creative things are original, there is no “one right answer” or “one way” to be creative…. by definition. It is therefore impossible to provide a “rubric” for original creations.

That can be related to our lectures, our readings, our precedent studies, our handouts, our discussions, etc.Nonetheless, please proofread all text, make sure that you have a cover slide with your name, the title of your creativity project; the class information; Sac State, Dr. Sledge, Instructor; date; etc. You should reference at least two the creativity theories provided by the instructor: ( The Four Stages of the Creative Process Theory, The Four C Model of Creativity, The Investment Theory of Creativity, and The Wicked Problems Theory). You should include photographs of the final project and a few taken during development to illustrate process. A PDF saved from a PowerPoint should not have more than ten slides maximum, not counting the cover slide. Finally, strive to include at least three references at the end. If you are using your Precedent Project… then you have those references already. You may cite my 2021 dissertation:

Sledge, D. C. (2021). Collaboration, Dialogue, and Creativity as Instructional Strategies for Accredited Architectural Education Programs: A Mixed Methods Exploratory Investigation (Order No. 28716064). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection. (2572588650).

and any of the readings assigned, and our textbook: Buildings across time: An introduction to world architecture (5th ed.), or readings from other classes …. if they are applicable. The references need not be extensive! Previous students have tied this Creativity Project into what they are doing in their design studio or even what they are doing at work…. as long as you relate this into our class directly: fine! The intent of this TEN POINT ASSIGNMENT is to give students an opportunity to generate, direct, and be in control of the “Preparation” stage of the creative process…. and not the instructor…. and give students an opportunity to have a fun project that is creative, but not necessarily a “design” project (problem-solving).