Managing the creative arts through visual diary; a method to generate ideas for students

Ismail, Roslina and Fei Chin, Jacqueline Sim and Kamaruddin, Azni Yati (2022) Managing the creative arts through visual diary; a method to generate ideas for students. Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Management, 10 (4). 53 – 73. ISSN 2289-4489,

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In most art and design programs, drawing, doodling, and sketching are taught using various drawing approaches. Thus, many artists and designers have traditionally created and maintained visual diaries, often known as visual art diaries or visual journals. This study examines the visual diary as a means for students to express their different creative viewpoints and abilities to produce new ideas. This instrument has been incorporated into the duties and projects of selected students as part of their creative arts education, Many had training in sketching, doodling, and experimenting with different drawing styles. Despite this, many struggle with the process of ideation due to a lack of understanding and comprehension- Consequently, graphic design students at a private university in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were used to evaluate a research-specific assessment rubric that employs the IDEO assessment and design thinking. The quantitative sample comprises 35 visual diaries from 35 first-year visual communication design students. The quantitative data from the ideo evaluation were analysed using descriptive statistics- Based on the findings, it can be concluded that students demonstrated a greater understanding and contribution to the design process using the visual diary. Furthermore, future effort should be made to enhance, develop, and explore ideas to use the visual diary as an instructional tool for students' assignments and projects. © 2022, University of Malaya. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creative arts; Generate ideas; IDEO; Rubrics; Visual diary
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Faculty of Creative Arts (formerly known as the Cultural Centre)
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2023 07:51
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2023 07:51

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