• Creative Problem Solving

    Powerful tools for 21st Century thinking

    21st Century learners need 21st Century teachers, curriculum, and instruction. Our work is contemporary - but we also build on more than five decades of research, development, and field experience worldwide.

    Read moreDistance Learning

  • Talent Development

    Building Students' Strengths and Talents

    As an individual, a parent, an educator, or a community leader, one of the most exciting challenges for anyone is to become aware of personal strengths and talents— their own or in others.

    Read moreFree Resources

  • Problem Solving Styles

    Unique Personal and Team Strengths

    Problem-solving styles are consistent individual differences in the ways people prefer to deal with new ideas, manage change, and respond effectively to complex, open-ended opportunities and challenges.

    Read moreFree Resources

View a variety of our creative problem solving print materials.

Test Number 18
Title Creative Product Semantic Scale
Author Besemer, S. P.; O’Quin, K.
Category Performance
Copyright Date  
Availability Through negotiated consulting arrangements.
Restrictions  
Age/Grade Level Age 15-adult
Cost Contact publisher
Forms  
Source Ideafusion Consultants, Dr. Susan Besemer
Address 10056 Patterson Lane, Fredonia, NY 14063-1516
Phone 716-672-6918
Fax  
web or e-mail Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Definition Based on extensive review of criteria used to define creativity in products.
Purposes Used to collect objective information about consumer perception of existing products or services, or product concepts, or prototypes.
Characteristics Generating Ideas

Manual
  Not available for review.

Validity
Fair Several published journal studies.

Reliability
Fair Several published journal studies.

Utility
Fair Instrument not readily available for independent use by purchasers. However, the instrument itself is straightforward and easy to use.

Interpretation
Good Analyze creativity in products in referenced to an empirically-supported model and accompanied by a clear framework.

Propriety
Poor Not addressed.

Reviews & Related Lit
Besemer, S. (1984). How do you know it’s creative? Gifted Child Today, 7 (4), 30-35. Besemer, S. P. (1998). Creative Product Analysis Matrix: Testing the model structure and a comparison among products—three novel chairs. Creativity Research Journal 11 (4) 333-346. Besemer, S. P. (2000). To buy or not to buy: Predicting the willingness to buy from creative product variables. Korean Journal of Thinking & Problem Solving 10(2) 5-18. Besemer, S. P. (2000). Creative product analysis to foster innovation. Design Management Journal 11(3) 59-64. Besemer, S., & O'Quin, K. (1986). Analyzing creative products: refinement and test of a judging instrument. Journal of Creative Behavior, 20(2), 115-126. Besemer, S. P. & O’Quin, K. (1987). Creative product analysis: Testing a model by developing a judging instrument. In: S. G. Isaksen (Ed.). Frontiers of creativity research: Beyond the basics. (pp. 341-357). Buffalo, NY: Bearly Limited. Besemer, S. P. & O'Quin, K. (1991). Creative product analysis: Development of a model and a scale. In: Creativity and innovation: Learning from practice. Proceedings of the Second European Conference on Creativity and Innovation. (pp. 87-89). Delft, The Netherlands: Innovation Consulting Group TNO. Besemer, S. P. & O’Quin, K. (1993). Assessing creative products: Progress and potentials. In: S. G. Isaksen, M. C. Murdock, R. L. Firestien, & D. J. Treffinger (Eds.). Nurturing and developing creativity: The emergence of a discipline. (pp. 331-349). Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Co. Besemer, S. P. & O'Quin, K. (1999). Confirming the three-factor Creative Product Analysis Matrix model in an American sample. Creativity Research Journal 12 (4) 287-296. Besemer, S., & Treffinger, D. J. (1981). Analysis of creative products: review and synthesis. Journal of Creative Behavior, 15, (3), 158-178. Briskman, L. (1980). Creative product and creative process in science and art. Inquiry, 23, 83-106. Brogden, H. E. & Sprecher, T. B. (1964). Criteria for creativity. In: C. W. Taylor (ed.). Creativity: Progress and potential. (pp. 155-176). NY: McGraw-Hill. O’Quinn, K., & Besemer, S. (1989). The development, reliability, and validity of the revised creative product semantic scale. Creativity Research Journal, 2, 267-278. O'Quin, K. & Besemer, S. P. (1998). Creative Products. In: M. A. Runco & S. Prizker (Eds.). The encyclopedia of creativity. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.


Back to Index    Next Test

Who We Are

We believe that all people have strengths and talents that are important to recognize, develop, and use throughout life.  Read more.

Leadership Team

Our work builds on more than five decades of research, development, and practical experience in organizations. Learn more about our team.

Contact Information

Center for Creative Learning, LLC
2015 Grant Place
Melbourne, Florida, 32901 USA
Email: info@creativelearning.com