Creative self-beliefs are an essential foundational concept for anyone to be able to participate in the design process. However, creative self-beliefs are complex because relationships with others strongly influence them. In this paper, we examine how to perceive others to improve creative self-beliefs when conducting reflection. We had participants unfamiliar with creative activities generate ideas in a group work situation and then reflect on themselves with their team members. In order to examine the effects of creative self-beliefs, we divided the participants into two groups: those conscious of the similarities between self and others (assimilation) and those conscious of the differences between self and others (contrast). The results indicated that the group conscious of the differences between self and others (contrast) tended to reflect on their actions, and their creative self-efficacy, which is part of creative self-beliefs, was significantly higher than the group conscious of the similarities between self and others (assimilation). Although this study revealed part of the effect of reflection on creative self-beliefs underlying the design process, the study only dealt with a small part of the design process, and the number of data is not yet large enough, so we should continue further research in the future.
Student, Doctoral students, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology, Chiba, Japan
CREATIVE SELF-BELIEFS, REFLECTION, DESIGN EDUCATION, PERCEPTION OF SELF AND OTHERS