Alison Williams

Designer in Residence PhD Candidate, Architectural Spaces & New Modes of Experience Design

Biography

Alison Williams BA (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture) Reading University Following fifteen years of professional work with creativity in the workplace, particularly the impact of physical space on that creativity, her SMARTlab research is: ‘The impact of physical space on people’s ability to be creative at work.’ She is seeking to identify and codify the elements of physical press (or environment) at work that afford the potential for small-c creative behaviour in the workplace; and is aiming to develop a syntax of creativity based on these codified elements. The syntax of creativity will, it is hoped, provide a framework for designing physical press in the workplace that actively supports the widest possible range of creative approaches by the workforce. Her core field is creativity research, and contingent fields are architectural psychology, environmental psychology and innovation management.
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