How creative groups structure tasks through negotiating resources

Christopher P Middup, Tim Coughlan, Peter Johnson

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Creative collaborations are a complex, yet common phenomenon. In this paper we introduce a model that describes the development of a creative outcome by a group, based on its efforts to structure the task through the exploration and adoption of concepts and artefacts. We use our model as a basis to analyse a collaborative filmmaking study. Through this, we show how the model is an effective tool for describing the actions of the group as its members work towards producing an outcome. We conclude that the model could be utilised as a tool for recognising patterns in creative collaborations, for understanding support needs, and for comparing instances of these tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of COOP 2010: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Designing Cooperative Systems, May, 18-21, 2010, Aix-en-Provence
EditorsM Lewkowicz, P Hassanaly, M Rohde, V Wulf
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781849962100
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event9th International Conference on Designing Cooperative Systems - Aix en Provence, France
Duration: 18 May 201021 May 2010


Conference9th International Conference on Designing Cooperative Systems
CityAix en Provence

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