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A Qualitative-Quantitative Evaluation Model for Systematical Improving the Creativity of Students’ Design Scheme

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Academy of Fine Arts, South China normal University, No. 55, Zhongshan avenue, Tianhe district, Guangzhou 510000, China
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College of Creative Design, Asia University, Lioufeng Rd. 500, Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan
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Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Macau University of Science and Technology, Avenida Wai Long, Taipa 999078, Macau, China
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Graduate Institute of Urban Planning, College of Public Affairs, National Taipei University, University Rd. 151, San Shia District, New Taipei City 23741, Taiwan
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Sustainability 2019, 11(10), 2792; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11102792
Received: 30 March 2019 / Revised: 9 May 2019 / Accepted: 14 May 2019 / Published: 16 May 2019
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Abstract

For teaching architectural design, if creativity in students’ practice assignments can be effectively evaluated, it will help make certain the ranking of the performance of different design schemes and provide a critical decision basis for the continuous improvement of each scheme. Based on the review of related literature, this study integrates the grounded theory (GT) from the social sciences’ domain and the method of multiple attribute decision making (MADM) from operations research by analyzing their advantages and congruence to create a qualitative–quantitative evaluation model such as the GT-DANP-mV (GT, DEMATEL-based analytic network process [ANP] with modified VIKOR) model. Then, the characteristics and advantages of this evaluation model were examined by applying it to empirical research. Overall, this evaluation model fully utilized the advantages of the analytical techniques of GT and the MADM method to solve the corresponding problems at different stages of the evaluation study, which realizes their complementary advantages. More crucial is that, whether in the related evaluation study or practice assignments, the application of the GT-DANP-mV model could facilitate the formulation of continuous improvement strategies for architectural design schemes based on performance evaluation results under conditions of limited resources. View Full-Text
Keywords: evaluation model; design scheme; creativity; grounded theory; DANP-mV model (DEMATEL-based ANP with modified VIKOR model) evaluation model; design scheme; creativity; grounded theory; DANP-mV model (DEMATEL-based ANP with modified VIKOR model)
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Xiong, L.; Teng, C.-L.; Li, Y.-Q.; Lee, Y.-Z.; Zhu, B.-W.; Liu, K. A Qualitative-Quantitative Evaluation Model for Systematical Improving the Creativity of Students’ Design Scheme. Sustainability 2019, 11, 2792.

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