Collaborative practices that support creativity in design

Vyas, Dhaval, Heylen, Dirk, Nijholt, Anton, & van der Veer, Gerrit (2009) Collaborative practices that support creativity in design. In Wagner, Ina, Tellioğlu, Hilda, Balka, Ellen, Simone, Carla, & Ciolfi, Luigina (Eds.) Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW 2009), Springer London, Vienna, Austria, pp. 151-170.

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Design is a ubiquitous, collaborative and highly material activity. Because of the embodied nature of the design profession, designers apply certain collaborative practices to enhance creativity in their everyday work. Within the domain of industrial design, we studied two educational design departments over a period of eight months. Using examples from our fieldwork, we develop our results around three broad themes related to collaborative practices that support the creativity of design professionals:

1) externalization,

2) use of physical space, and;

3) use of bodies.

We believe that these themes of collaborative practices could provide new insights into designing technologies for supporting a varied set of design activities. We describe two conceptual collaborative systems derived from the results of our study.

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ID Code: 69445
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84882-854-4_9
ISBN: 9781848828544
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Springer-Verlag London Limited
Deposited On: 28 Mar 2014 00:00
Last Modified: 16 May 2014 04:11

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