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From reading all three research papers, Jane Henry's research, 'The Nature and Development of Creativity', has had the greatest influence on my thinking.

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Design Research Creativity and Innovation Module No. DM5007A Assignment 1 - Critique From reading all three research papers, Jane Henry's research, 'The Nature and Development of Creativity', has had the greatest influence on my thinking. In my opinion, it is a good research model, the information is very useful, practical and also encourages further research in related fields and detailed research into this one. Firstly, it is a good example of design research because of the way the author organized and communicated in her research. For example, the tables and illustrations that were used are simple and help the reader to understand more easily. Secondly, the information in the paper is very useful to designers and other field of careers as the term "creativity" is becoming more and more important to the businesses in its practical application, for instance, the formation of environments that favour creativity is very popular nowadays in many parts of the world. Furthermore, it inspires further research in many fields such as interior, product design and also management as it raised many issues that need to be explored more. ...read more.

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The experience and motivation of each person also play important roles in developing creativity. Another issue is a climate which is open, has freedom, responsibility and tolerance to mistakes rather than punishment, can nurture new ideas and has great effect on motivation. Increasing numbers of companies are moving toward a more humane form of organizations. In the end, she concluded that organizations are advised to adopt a developmental approach which concentrates on removing internal and external blocks to creativity. Evidence in the paper is quite convincing and well argued since sources are respected and many examples are clearly explained. Also the way the author organised and planned the research is persuasive and communicative. However, there are other matters that should be included. Many opinions are asserted in the paper but most of them are supporting arguments. More opposing point of views should be added so that the paper will seem less biased. In addition, many experts argued that observation and experiment also nurture creativity. By observing, we can easily identify problems, see them from different perspectives and it will enhance our experience. ...read more.

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From the references, it can be assumed that they were good quality. Most of them were published books and from the press with relevant topics from respected sources. Consequently, the outcome of the research was made quite clear. In my opinion, some topics should be explored more for the full benefit of the research such as creative competency and tangible example of environments that favour creativity. Moreover, there are other things that could be improved. Primary sources should be used more as research methods so the information could be more up-to-date. The style of writing could be developed to be clearer by using topic, headline and numbering. Furthermore, headers and some pictures were rotated vertically so they are difficult to read. The use of tables is to make it easier to understand, however they are too simplified. They should be in a format that separate topics and definitions so each column can be seen separately. In conclusion, the research is well organised and clearly explained, when talking about the content of the nature and development of creativity. An interesting current problem relating to the paper is innovative workplaces which encourage further research in more detail in the topic. ...read more.

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