Tool Support for Creativity Using Externalizations

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI conference on Creativity & cognition
Place of PublicationNew York, U.S.A.
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages127-136
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781595937124
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event6th Creativity and Cognition Conference (CC2007). Seeding Creativity: Tools, Media and Environments - Washington, DC, USA United States
Duration: 13 Jun 200715 Jun 2007

Conference

Conference6th Creativity and Cognition Conference (CC2007). Seeding Creativity: Tools, Media and Environments
Abbreviated titleCC2007
CountryUSA United States
CityWashington, DC
Period13/06/0715/06/07

Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Externalizations
  • Boundary Objects
  • Design Environments
  • Support Tools
  • Creativity
  • Design

Cite this

Warr, A., & O'Neill, E. (2007). Tool Support for Creativity Using Externalizations. In Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI conference on Creativity & cognition (pp. 127-136). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1254960.1254979