Creativity support tools: a tutorial overview

TitleCreativity support tools: a tutorial overview
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsShneiderman B
Conference NameProceedings of the 4th conference on Creativity & cognition
Date Published2002///
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number1-58113-465-7
Keywordsconsultation, creativity, design environments, empowerment, innovation, knowledge work, models of the user creativity, software integration, software tools

The tutorial begins with a model of creative processes and refines it into design principles. Participants will learn of eight ways to improve software that supports human creative processes: - searching and browsing digital libraries - visualizing data and processes, - consulting with peers and mentors, -thinking by free associations, -exploring solutions: what- if tools, -composing artifacts and performances, -reviewing and replaying session histories, and -disseminating results.These practical suggestions can be integrated into existing software applications, built into web services, or serve as the framework for novel tools. Software examples will be shown and brainstorming sessions will use projects from participants.