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Creativity Innovation, European Year 2009
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TITLE Creativity, Innovation and Digital Technologies: An Introduction

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT E de Bono Inst. for the Design & Dev of Thinking

DESCRIPTION Learning Objectives

On completion of this study-unit students are expected to:

• Describe the relationship between creativity, innovation and new digital technologies;
• Discuss the impact of new digital technology on creativity and innovation;
• Explain different strategic choices related to the introduction of new digital technologies in organizations and applied settings (e.g. schools);
• Explain how change impacts the role of new digital technologies on creativity and innovation.


This study-unit describes the affinity that exists between creativity and the role of technology in the creative process.It discusses whether digital technology has revamped or dumped the creative process, the role of human centred designs in innovation aspects, and the impact of new digital technologies on the innovation impact in social contexts especially organisations.

Reading List:

- Inouye, Alan S., Blumenthal, Marjory S. and Mitchell, William J. (2003). Beyond productivity: Information, technology, innovation, and creativity.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Workshop

Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation (15 Minutes) No 20%
Assignment Yes 80%

LECTURER/S Bernard Agius
Alistair Farrugia

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Master in Creativity and Innovation Timetable

Please click here to access the Master in Creativity and Innovation Timetable for Academic Year 2017/18 - Semester 1.

Optional Study Units Timetable
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Diploma Timetable Year 2

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Research Published in International Journal

Mr Ruven Hanohov, who graduated with a Master in Creativity and Innovation in 2015, published a paper related to his dissertation in the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, together with his supervisor Dr Leonie Baldacchino. Click here for more information.


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