Collaborative Practices that Support Creativity in Design

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationECSCW 2009
    EditorsIna Wagner
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages151-170
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84882-853-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2009
    Event11th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, ECSCW 2009 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 7 Sep 200911 Sep 2009

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    PublisherSpringer Verlag

    Conference

    Conference11th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, ECSCW 2009
    Period7/09/0911/09/09
    Other7-11 September 2009

    Keywords

    • METIS-264095
    • IR-67550
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/0033812
    • EWI-16405
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors

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