The Effect of Computer-Aided Rehabilitation on Creativity and Computer Problem Solving

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Master of Industrial Design, Faculty of Islamic Design, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Islamic Design, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz, Iran

3 Master of Industrial Design, Faculty of Islamic Design, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz, Iran.

Abstract

The present study aims at investigating the effect of computer-aided rehabilitation on creativity and computer problem solving of industrial design students at the Islamic Art University of Tabriz. A semi-experimental design with two groups of subjects, each consisted of 15 people, the research uses a computer-aided program along with London Tower Computer Tower and Abedi’s Creativity Test. At first, an announcement was given in the industrial design faculty of Islamic Art University of Tabriz in 2016 to introduce the experiment and those students, willing to attend the experiment, submitted. Among the submitted, 30 students have been initially chosen in random, then to get divided again randomly in two groups with 15 members each. One is the subject group and the other, the control. Prior to taking the test itself, both groups have been given a creativity and problem solving pre-test. In the next 2 months, the subject group has been given rehabilitation, while the control group has not. After the mentioned time, both groups have taken a creativity and problem solving post-test and comparisons between the pre-test and post-test have been done afterwards. Data analysis has been performed by means of SPSS software program, version 21, based on multivariate covariance analysis, to show that the mean scores of pre-test and post-test of both subject and control groups have varied so significantly (P <0.01) that the computer-aided rehabilitation has improved in creativity and problem solving in the former. Considering the positive effects of this method on improvement of creativity and problem solving of industrial design students, the study shows that computer rehabilitation could be used as a method to achieve optimal performance among industrial design students.

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