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Understanding productive, structural and longitudinal interactions in the design of tools for creative activities

Coughlan, Tim and Johnson, Peter (2009). Understanding productive, structural and longitudinal interactions in the design of tools for creative activities. In: Creativity and Cognition, 26-30 Oct 2009, Berkeley, California.

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A deeper understanding of the interactions between people and artefacts that characterise creative activities could be valuable in designing the next generation of creativity support. This paper presents three perspectives on creative interaction that have emerged from four years of empirical and design research. We argue that creative interaction can be usefully viewed in terms of Productive Interaction -focused engagement on the development of a creative outcome, Structural Interaction - the development of the structures in which production occurs, and Longitudinal Interaction - the long-term development of resources and relationships that increase creative potential. An analysis of each perspective is described, along with the development of an exemplary prototype. The use of the perspectives as a basis for design is considered, including the influence of contextual factors on instances of creative activities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 ACM
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Keywords: creativity; HCI; creative; model; framework; PIM, human-computer interaction
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
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Item ID: 26146
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Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 10:18
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 08:45
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