Creative thinking and problem solving in the textiles and clothing discipline

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Elena Karpova, Putman & Hayes Distinguished Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Research connecting creative thinking and problem solving in the textiles and clothing discipline is explored in this focused issue of the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal (CTRJ). The impetus for this issue derived from a perceived lack of research in this important, yet growing field of interest. In Ha-Brookshire and Hawley’s (2014) article “Trends of research published by Clothing and Textiles Research Journal (1993-2012) and outlook for future research,” within the category of clothing and textiles supply chain functions, creative problem solving was the least commonly occurring published research. The authors state that “one of the key ways to satisfy humans’ clothing needs and wants is through creative new product designs, materials, displays, and/or coordination. Yet there is relatively little research that identifies new problems and offers creative solutions” (Ha-Brookshire & Hawley, 2014, p. 262). This issue helps fill the gap of creative-thinking and problem-solving research published in CTRJ.

Additional Information

Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 33(3), 163-166
Language: English
Date: 2015
journal special issue, textiles, clothing, creativity

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