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CAM 6 January 2017
will focus on 'creativity and design'. Designing is a key part of the imagining and development process, regardless of what is being achieved, so it is appropriate for this issue to explore more thoroughly what design, designing and to be designer means in different contexts and how creativity features in design processes.
While some academic subjects have design at their core, the ability to design in order to develop solutions to problems or opportunities is important in many (most?) other subjects. Similarly, while some jobs and tasks are essentially about design, many activities that involve solving problems or exploiting opportunities require design skills.
While some individuals are Designers (with a capital ‘D’), we are – in fact – all designers when we are engaged in thinking about creating something; whether it’s a car, a cake, a camping trip…or a curriculum. We all use design, although we may not recognise it as a formal process, and we are likely to utilise our creativity when we are designing something.
In this next issue of CAM we will explore what design means – philosophies, purposes, processes and practices - in different contexts, the relationship between design and creativity, and how we develop and reflect on our abilities to think and act like a designer when we’re being creative. We welcome contributions – written, graphic, visual, etc. - from our readers (and beyond – please spread the word!).
If you would like to offer a contribution on this fascinating and challenging topic please email the Guest Editor for CAM6 Paul Kleiman firstname.lastname@example.org or Commissioning Editor Norman Jackson email@example.com
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