Tool Support for Creativity Using Externalizations


Warr, A. and O'Neill, E., 2007. Tool Support for Creativity Using Externalizations. In: Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI conference on Creativity & cognition. New York, U.S.A.: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), pp. 127-136.

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Within the creativity community, researchers and practitioners have developed and studied various support tools and environments. It is important to learn from these tools and environments, identifying requirements for improving the future support of creativity in design. In this paper, we focus on support for generating and interacting with external representations to facilitate shared understanding and common ground amongst stakeholders. In considering external representations, we distinguish between artifacts provided by the tools and boundary objects created by the participants. We evaluate the use of a particular creativity support tool: the Envisionment and Discovery Collaboratory (EDC). From this evaluation we identify requirements for future tools and environments to support creative design.


Item Type Book Sections
CreatorsWarr, A.and O'Neill, E.
Uncontrolled Keywordsevaluation,externalizations,boundary objects,design environments,support tools,creativity,design
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Computer Science
ID Code14748


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