Creative Research

The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries

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Author: Hilary Collins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350034479

Category: Education

Page: 208

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In creative contexts, a visual approach to research is often more appropriate, but this must be underpinned with systematic and rigorous techniques. Creative Research assesses how academic research methodologies must be adapted to suit the creative disciplines and industries and offers a guide to the process of undertaking a research project in this context.

Leadership in the Creative Industries

Principles and Practice

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Author: Karen L. Mallia

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119334004

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A groundbreaking book that explores the theory and practice of leading in the creative workplace Leadership in the Creative Industries is a much-needed guide to the theory and practice of the creative leadership skills that are essential to lead effectively in creative fields. As the growth of creative industries continues to surge and “noncreative” businesses put increasing emphasis on creativity and innovation, this book offers a practical resource that explores how to confidently lead a workforce, creatively. In order to lead creative people it is essential to understand the creative process, creativity, and the range of variables that affect it. This book fills a gap in the literature by exploring the creative leadership practices that are solidly grounded in evidenced-based research. The author includes suggestions for overcoming the challenges associated with leading creative people, and puts to rest many of the current industry misconceptions about leading creatively. This vital resource: Is the first book that highlights the theory and practice of creative leadership skills in the creative industries Includes best practices of leading for creativity, and reveals what encourages creativity and what suppresses it Debunks commonly held myths about leading a creative workforce with evidence-based guidance Contains a wealth of helpful tips, visualizations, callouts from primary research, and anecdotes from recognized thought leaders, to highlight and underscore important principles. Written for academics and students of leadership, those working or aspiring to work in the creative industries, Leadership in the Creative Industries puts the focuses directly on theory and practice of creative leadership in creative fields.

Definitive Readings in the History, Philosophy, Theories and Practice of Career and Technical Education

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Author: Wang, Victor C. X.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1615207481

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Definitive Readings in the History, Philosophy, Theories and Practice of Career and Technical Education brings together definitive writings on CTE by leading figures and by contemporary thinkers in the history, philosophy, practice and theories of the field. Filling a much needed void in existing literature, this book equips scholars and practitioners with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed in the field of CTE.

Cultural Policy

Management, Value and Modernity in the Creative Industries

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Author: Dave O'Brien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136661468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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Contemporary society is complex; governed and administered by a range of contradictory policies, practices and techniques. Nowhere are these contradictions more keenly felt than in cultural policy. This book uses insights from a range of disciplines to aid the reader in understanding contemporary cultural policy. Drawing on a range of case studies, including analysis of the reality of work in the creative industries, urban regeneration and current government cultural policy in the UK, the book discusses the idea of value in the cultural sector, showing how value plays out in cultural organizations. Uniquely, the book crosses disciplinary boundaries to present a thorough introduction to the subject. As a result, the book will be of interest to a range of scholars across arts management, public and nonprofit management, cultural studies, sociology and political science. It will also be essential reading for those working in the arts, culture and public policy.

Screen Production Research

Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry

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Author: Craig Batty,Susan Kerrigan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319628372

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

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Aimed at students and educators across all levels of Higher Education, this agenda-setting book defines what screen production research is and looks like—and by doing so celebrates creative practice as an important pursuit in the contemporary academic landscape. Drawing on the work of international experts as well as case studies from a range of forms and genres—including screenwriting, fiction filmmaking, documentary production and mobile media practice—the book is an essential guide for those interested in the rich relationship between theory and practice. It provides theories, models, tools and best practice examples that students and researchers can follow and expand upon in their own screen production projects.

Creativity and Divergent Thinking

A Task-Specific Approach

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Author: John Baer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317781570

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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Do general-purpose creative-thinking skills -- skills like divergent thinking, which is touted as an important component of creative thinking no matter what the task domain -- actually make much of a contribution to creative performance? Although much recent research argues against such domain-transcending skills -- including several new studies reported in this book -- the appeal of such general skills remains strong, probably because of the theoretical economy and power such skills would provide. Divergent thinking, in particular, has had an incredible staying power. Despite its many flaws, divergent thinking remains the most frequently used indicator of creativity in both creativity research and educational practice, and divergent thinking theory has a strong hold on everyday conceptions of what it means to be creative. Reviewing the available research on divergent thinking, this book presents a framework for understanding other major theories of creativity, including Mednick's associative theory and a possible connectionist approach of creativity. It reports a series of studies (including the study that won APA's 1992 Berlyne Prize) that demonstrate the absence of effects of general creative-thinking skills across a range of creativity-relevant tasks, but indicate that training in divergent thinking does in fact improve creative performance across diverse task domains. The book then ties these findings together with a multi-level theory, in which a task-specific approach to creativity is strengthened by recasting some divergent-thinking concepts into domain- and task-specific forms. This book fills the gap between divergent-thinking theory and more recent, modular conceptions of creativity. Rather than advocate that we simply discard divergent thinking -- an approach that hasn't worked, or at least hasn't happened, because of many attacks on its validity and usefulness -- this book shows how to separate what is useful in divergent-thinking theory and practice from what is not. It shows that divergent-thinking training can be valuable, although often not for the reasons trainers think it works. And it offers specific suggestions about the kinds of creativity research most needed today.

Privacy and the Media

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Author: Andrew McStay

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526413345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Providing a comprehensive overview of both the theory and reality of privacy and the media in the 21st Century, Privacy and the Media is not a polemic on privacy as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, but a call to assess the detail and the potential implications of contemporary media technologies and practices.

Creative Placemaking

Research, Theory and Practice

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Author: Cara Courage,Anita McKeown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351598597

Category: Science

Page: 222

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This book makes a significant contribution to the history of placemaking, presenting grassroots to top-down practices and socially engaged, situated artistic practices and artsled spatial inquiry that go beyond instrumentalising the arts for development. The book brings together a range of scholars to critique and deconstruct the notion of creative placemaking, presenting diverse case studies from researcher, practitioner, funder and policymaker perspectives from across the globe. It opens with the creators of the 2010 White Paper that named and defined creative placemaking, Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, who offer a cortically reflexive narrative on the founding of the sector and its development. This book looks at vernacular creativity in place, a topic continued through the book with its focus on the practitioner and community-placed projects. It closes with a consideration of aesthetics, metrics and, from the editors, a consideration of the next ten years for the sector. If creative placemaking is to contribute to places-in-the-making and encourage citizenled agency, new conceptual frameworks and practical methodologies are required. This book joins theorists and practitioners in dialogue, advocating for transdisciplinary, resilient processes.

Debates in Art and Design Education

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Author: Nicholas Addison,Lesley Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415618878

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 221

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Debates in Art and Design Education encourages student and practising teachers to engage with contemporary issues and developments in learning and teaching. It introduces key issues, concepts and tensions in order to help art educators develop a critical approach to their practice in response to the changing fields of education and visual culture. Accessible, comprehensive chapters are designed to stimulate thinking and understanding in relation to theory and practice, and help art educators to make informed judgements by arguing from a position based on theoretical knowledge and understanding. Contributing artists, lecturers and teachers debate a wide range of issues including: the latest policy and initiatives in secondary art education the concepts, skills and dispositions that can be developed through art education tensions inherent in developing the inclusive Art and Design classroom partnerships across the visual arts sector creativity in the Art and Design curriculum visual art and globalisation establishing the significance of 'Design' art practice as educational research. Debates in Art and Design Education is for all student and practising teachers interested in furthering their understanding of an exciting, ever-changing field, and supports art educators in articulating how the subject is a vital, engaging and necessary part of the twenty-first century curriculum. Each chapter points to further reading and each section suggests reflective questions to help shape art educators' teaching. In particular, Debates in Art and Design Education encourages art educators to engage in research by providing an essential introduction to critical thinking around contemporary debates.

The Seven Pillars of Partnering

A Guide to Second Generation Partnering

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Author: John Bennett,Sarah Jayes

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727726902

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 96

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This report describes current best practice in partnering in the construction industry and identifies what needs to be done to meet the new demands arising from a rapidly changing market and from new technologies. The report discusses why the industry must set itself tough new targets to improve its performance and meets the increasing demands of clients. It measures the scale of benefits that are already being achieved, but more importantly it identifies the next steps needed for partnering to totally alter the construction industry's performance.

Managing Change, Creativity and Innovation

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Author: Constantine Andriopoulos,Patrick Dawson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446243923

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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"I would urge anyone with an interest in managing organisations, whether they be students or practising managers, to buy this book" - Bernard Burnes, Professor of Organisational Change, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester "Change is truly the one constant in business. As such, the ability to manage change and its drivers of innovation and creativity is essential. Thankfully, Andriopoulos and Dawson offer an exceptional treatise on this domain, insightful and engaging. I encourage management students at all levels to explore this work" - Marianne W. Lewis, Director of Kolodzik Business Scholars, University of Cincinnati Managing Change, Creativity and Innovation brings together comprehensive aspects of change management and creativity management, providing management and HR students with an accessible and wide-ranging resource for study, debate and inspiration. Balancing theory with practice, this book looks at the human side of managing change and creativity, treating them as interdependent aspects of management and organizations. Topics include: - Historical overview of business practice and theory - Understanding creativity and change - Managing individuals, teams and nurturing creativity - The creative economy and future of organizations Features include: - Coverage of all the important recent research in the field - Real-life topical case studies taken from the Financial Times - Interactive resources at the end of each chapter, including questions, exercises, topics for debate, recommended reading and web resources

Design Management

Managing Design Strategy, Process and Implementation

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Author: Kathryn Best

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940373124

Category: Art

Page: 215

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Design Management: Managing Design Strategy, Process and Implementation by Kathryn Best is a guide to the key knowledge, practice and skills involved in design management. This title includes case studies and interviews from some of the leading professionals and corporations.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

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Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

The Digital Media Handbook

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Author: Andrew Dewdney,Peter Ride

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135077169

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 418

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The new edition of The Digital Media Handbook presents an essential guide to the historical and theoretical development of digital media, emphasising cultural continuity alongside technological change, and highlighting the emergence of new forms of communication in contemporary networked culture. Andrew Dewdney and Peter Ride present detailed critical commentary and descriptive historical accounts, as well as a series of interviews from a range of digital media practitioners, including producers, developers, curators and artists. The Digital Media Handbook highlights key concerns of today’s practitioners, analysing how they develop projects, interact and solve problems within the context of networked communication. The Digital Media Handbook includes: Essays on the history and theory of digital media Essays on contemporary issues and debates Interviews with digital media professionals A glossary of technical acronyms and key terms.

Design Anthropology

Theory and Practice

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Author: Wendy Gunn,Ton Otto,Rachel Charlotte Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857853694

Category: Design

Page: 304

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Design Anthropology provides the definitive introduction to the field of design anthropology and the concepts, methods, practices and challenges of this exciting and emerging area of study

Fashion Marketing

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Author: Mike Easey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444309560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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‘Clothing that is not purchased or worn is not fashion’ (to paraphrase Armani) Knowledge of marketing is essential to help ensure success and reduce the risk of failure in fashion. For the designer starting up in business, this book offers a guide to the major decisions that will enable you to fulfil your creative potential and be a financial success: What are the major trends we should be monitoring?; How should we set our prices?; What is the most effective way to get our message across about the new product range?; Which colour-wash will be the most popular with buyers? Marketing is now a firmly established element of most fashion and clothing courses. Fashion Marketing is written to meet students’ requirements and has many features making it essential reading for anyone involved in the fashion and clothing business: · deals with contemporary issues in fashion marketing · up-to-date examples of global good practice · exclusively about fashion marketing · a unique contribution on range planning with a practical blend of sound design sense and commercial realism · a balance of theory and practice, with examples to illustrate key concepts · clear worked numerical examples to ensure that the ideas are easily understood and retained · over 50 diagrams · a glossary of the main fashion marketing terms and a guide to further reading · a systematic approach to fashion marketing, not hyperbole or speculation. The new edition has been updated throughout with new material on different promotional media, visual marketing and international marketing research; and new coverage of internal marketing, supply chain management, international marketing communications as well as the role of the internet. See www.blackwellpublishing.com/easey for supporting pack for tutors, including PowerPoint slides for each chapter plus ideas and exercises for seminars.

Design for Personalisation

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Author: Iryna Kuksa,Tom Fisher

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317152441

Category: Design

Page: 214

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The principle of personalisation appears in a range of current debates among design professionals, healthcare providers and educationalists about the implications of new technologies and approaches to consumer sovereignty for 'mass' provision. The potential of new technologies implies systems of provision that offer bespoke support to their users, tailoring services and experiences to suit individual needs. The assumption that individual choice automatically increases wellbeing has underlain the re-design of public services. Ubiquitous personalisation in screen-based environments gives individuals the sense that their personality is reflected back at them. Advances in Artificial Intelligence mean our personal intelligent agents have begun to acquire personality. Given its prevalence, it is appropriate to identify the scope of this phenomenon that is altering our relationship to the 'non-human' world. This book presents taxonomy of personalisation, and its potential consequences for the design profession as well as its ethical and political dimensions through a collection of essays from a range of academic perspectives. The thought-provoking introduction, conclusion and nine chapters present a well-balanced mixture of in-depth literature review and practical examples to deepen our understanding of the consequences of personalisation for our professional and personal lives. Collectively, this book points towards the implications of personalisation for design-led social innovation. This will be valuable reading for professionals in the design industry and health provision, as well as students of product design, fashion and sociology.

Entrepreneurship

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Author: David Stokes,Nicholas Wilson,Martha Mador

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 1408007452

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 391

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Introducing a major new resource for modern entrepreneurship courses, Entrepreneurship unpacks the theory and practice of enterprise for students, revealing its capabilities and limitations, the processes and the skills, to provide the complete introduction for today’s courses.The text employs a flexible 3-part structure – starting with entrepreneurship as a process, the entrepreneur as a person, and finally how entrepreneurs create value – to acknowledge that entrepreneurship unfolds in a wide range of diverse contexts.Reflecting the rapid growth of the course and the accompanying pressures on lecturers and students, the highly experienced author team deploy a comprehensive pedagogical framework throughout every chapter accompanied by a full set of online lecturer support materials, while a unique set of integrative cases prepared by international academics help consolidate key themes and learning objectives.

Introducing Cultural Studies

Learning through Practice

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Author: David Walton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849204977

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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"An outstanding entry level text aimed at those with little or no cultural studies knowledge... Innovative, creative and clever." - Times Higher Education "The ideal textbook for FE and first year HE cultural studies students. Its quality and character allow the reader to ‘feel’ the enthusiasm of its author which in turn becomes infectious, instilling in the reader a genuine sense of ebullient perturbation." - Art/Design/Media, The Higher Education Authority An introduction to the practice of cultural studies, this book is ideal for undergraduate courses. Full of practical exercises that will get students thinking and writing about the issues they encounter, this book offers its readers the conceptual tools to practice cultural analysis for themselves. There are heuristics to help students prepare and write projects, and the book provides plenty of examples to help students develop their own ideas. Written in a creative, playful and witty style, this book: Links key concepts to the key theorists of cultural studies. Includes a wide range of references of popular cultural forms. Emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of cultural studies. Includes pedagogical features, such as dialogues, graphs, images and recommended readings. The book's skills-based approach enables students to develop their creative skills, and shows students how to improve their powers of analysis generally. To listen to David Walton’s musical response to Adorno's famous essay on jazz, please visit Adorno: Jazz Perennial Fashion . This song accompanies pages 64 to 66 of the book together with a series of questions designed to get readers to evaluate the positive and negative aspects of Adorno's approach.