Special Issue "Design Creativity in Architecture and Engineering"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2021).
Interests: creativity; design thinking; design tools; design education; design collaboration
Creativity is a fundamental topic of study in design, encompassing the formation of new ideas and insights. As such, creativity is critical to the development and production of innovative outcomes at the abstract, configurational and detailed levels.
The objective of this Special Issue is therefore to explore how creativity can be characterised and supported throughout design activity in architectural and engineering domains related to construction and built environments. This includes the embodiment of creativity in design outcomes such as buildings, theoretical models and processes for creative thinking, experimental studies on creative behaviour, the consolidation of creative cultures and more. We are interested not only in studies focussing on the early stages of the design process characterised by the generation of concepts and ideas, but also on more advanced stages of the process concerned with the creative practices required for the development of solutions.
As such, we welcome studies that encompass aspects of architectural and/or engineering design, and investigations where disciplines have interacted to develop novel solutions in the design or construction of buildings. We welcome original contributions describing new research, case studies, methods or state-of-the-art discussion on creativity, including—but not limited to—the following topics and themes:
- Tools, processes and methods for creative design;
- Cultural, organisational and social dimensions in creativity;
- Cognitive and psychological factors and conditions in creativity;
- Knowledge management and information support for creativity;
- Advanced visualisation (augmented, virtual, extended and mixed reality) and CAD to support creative working;
- Collaborative design and creativity;
- Bio-inspired design creativity;
- Creativity in design education, including the design studio.
Prof. Dr. Hernan Casakin
Dr. Andrew Wodehouse
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Design tools and methods
- Culture and society
- Design cognition
- Design collaboration
- Bio-inspired design
- Knowledge and information management
- Advanced visualisation
- Design education
- Building and construction