Fostering Creative Confidence with SCD in Interaction Design Education

Laurens Boer and Tom Jenkins

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Creative confidence is a concept that has been popularly linked to design thinking in more generalist interaction design education. Based on an analysis of creative confidence, however, we propose that Speculative and Critical Design practices (SCD) can be a better perspective for developing creative confidence in aspiring designers. We present how we have taught two subsequent SCD courses as part of a short 2-year generalist interaction design master’s programme. Based on the outcome of selected student projects, course evaluations, and personal reflections, we articulate the promises and pitfalls of using SCD to foster creative confidence


Keywords: Design, education, interaction design, speculative and critical design, creative confidence, creative self-image, creative self-beliefs



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