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Skills for creativity in games design

Date posted: 28/04/2009

This HE Academy funded project is now complete and the report is available to download in its entirety or in sections from our website.

In the UK, there has been much development of initiatives undertaken to support the design sector’s growth, whilst the focus on “skills for creativity” is welcome, a number of concerns exist regarding an overly prescriptive interpretation of these skills. A further concern surrounds the quality of research to identify appropriate skills. A significant criticism suggests the representation of educators in such research studies has not been adequately addressed and, as a result, the research findings are skewed towards industries needs above those of education. This project is 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. More.