DESIRE: Creative Design for Innovation in Science and Technology was an Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission, Framework 7 under Marie Curie Program. It lasted 4 years (2008-2012) and was aimed to make theoretical contributions to the field of creative design by bringing together expertise in human computer interaction, psychology, arts and design.

The network aimed to advance our understanding of creative design processes applied in the scientific and technological problem solving. This for leading to the elaboration of: theories and models of creative processes in general, and those involved in creative problem solving in particular, and methods, techniques and systems to support both creative design processes and creativity training.

The network placed particular emphasis on the research training to be provided to successful candidates. Thus, each researcher benefited from a wide range of training programs that took advantage of both local and network-wide activities, as well as conferences and summer schools.

Status: Closed