Volume 27, Number 1 (6-2017)                   IJAUP 2017, 27(1): 19-27 | Back to browse issues page


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Ph.D. Assistant of Professor
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As recent researches show, creativity is very important in art, technology, science, education, management and etc. Also, preschool ages are a golden time for developing motor creativity. So, it‘s necessary to enhance creativity of preschoolers. Many scholars have studied cognitional-emotional aspects of creativity, some have focused on the creativity process and creativity techniques. But, the relation between creativity and physical environment have been rarely studied. The goal of this research, is exploring design patterns which may help architects to design suitable spaces to enhance kids’ creativity. This study is a survey of kindergarten mentors, architects, psychologist and preschoolers. Factor analysis showed the effective variables (factors) on the research that were known and labeled. Creativity variables were imagination, curiosity and cooperative play. The variables of physical environment were flexibility and variety. To find the relation between three creativity variables and two architecture variables, the path analysis method was used. The correlation of creativity variables and architectural ones was significantly positive. Then, 72 architects and psychologists were tested with an open end test. Design patterns were extracted from architects and psychologists suggestions. The results were discussed in a session with 20 children to explore kids taste about them. The outcome was design patterns for kids’ spaces.

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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Architecture
Received: 2016/08/3 | Accepted: 2017/07/3 | Published: 2017/07/11