1 Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU2 Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU
The aim of this study is to inquire into the particular competences required in strategic design. Drawing on a review study of strategic design competences and juxtaposing that with a review study of creativity competences, the point of departure is here an outlining apparent differences and similarities between the two theoretical fields. While a striking convergence is found when it comes to creative, cognitive approaches; the field of strategic design appears to deprioritize “domain-relevant” skills, which in the field of creativity studies, are regarded foundational basis from which any performance must proceed. This discrepancy is discussed based on an empirical study and a new framework of strategic designer competences is proposed.