Design Methods and Processes for Innovation has introduced me to a range of creative innovation approaches, including idea generation and creative research approaches. These practices were reflected in my research work entitled ‘Sustainable Tourism in Mauritius’. It was challenging to critically engage in establishing a more reflective and disciplined, creative and innovative practice. Despite being in London, I phoned the participants I wanted to interview for my project and they were keen to respond to my questions. It was a very inspiring learning curve for me since I learnt the value of heritage and how tourism can be transported in a different angle, rather than cliché hotels, the beauty of my island, relies in the eyes of the Mauritian, the kindness of their open heart and the affectionate words.
This course extended my understanding and experience of applying creative methods and processes to my own project and even in my dissertation. Often I look back at other projects I worked on however small and reflect a desire to be more creative, thoughtful and engaged with my upcoming projects. Through this project, Sustainable Tourism in Mauritius, I had the opportunity to inject a series of tactics that will undoubtedly change my working practices to be more creative and challenging.