Collaborative Practices that Support Creativity in Design

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECSCW 2009
    EditorsIna Wagner
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84882-853-7
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2009
    Event11th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, ECSCW 2009 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 7 Sep 200911 Sep 2009
    Conference number: 11

    Publication series

    PublisherSpringer Verlag


    Conference11th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, ECSCW 2009
    Abbreviated titleECSCW


    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/0033812
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors


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