Fostering Creative Confidence with SCD in Interaction Design Education

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Creative confidence is a concept that has been popularly linked to design thinking in more generalist interaction design education. Based on an analysis of creative confidence, however, we propose that Speculative and Critical Design practices (SCD) can be a better perspective for developing creative confidence in aspiring designers. We present how we have taught two subsequent SCD courses as part of a short 2-year generalist interaction design master’s programme. Based on the outcome of selected student projects, course evaluations, and personal reflections, we articulate the promises and pitfalls of using SCD to foster creative confidence.
Original languageEnglish
Article number12
JournalInteraction Design & Architecture(s)
Issue number51
Pages (from-to)270-302
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2022


  • Design
  • Education
  • Interaction Design
  • Speculative and Critical Design
  • Creative Confidence
  • Creative Self-Image
  • Creative Self-Beliefs


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