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Purposeful Prompting: An Exploration into Creativity and Participatory Design

Project Cre8 is an exploration into creativity and participatory design through artistic exercises with no way to fail. It incorporates the use of both tactile and electronic mediums to engage users in exploring new thought processes and creative problem solving through visual art. The resulting work became important in two ways. Individually, users tapped into their imaginations and found connections among seemingly unconnected items. Secondarily, by participating in a larger body of work an additional connection was formed to the group. Singular work became part of a larger collection and an important element into the project’s success.

The prompts I provide are helpful for a new user to open a door into trying something new without fear of the unknown or failure. Through prompting, I eliminate the fear of the blank page and foster the original problem solving of unconventional creation. Every prompt is designed to stimulate the imagination and spark creativity. Most importantly, no uniform solution or correct answer exists. The prompts encourage flexibility of thinking and fluency of ideas with the result uniquely the participants. These creative thinking skills find their way into how users problem-solve at home, work, or anywhere challenges arise.

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