Crafting in a community of practice: Resource sharing as key in supporting creativity

Tiffany Knearem, Xiying Wang, Jiaan Wan, John Carroll

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Abstract

People express their creativity through something that they enjoy doing. Through engagement in creative work, creators cultivate their identity, enhance problem-solving skills, and speak their thoughts and feelings. In this paper, we look into how a community of practice supports members in legitimizing their creativity. We conducted a user study with members of a home brewing community to understand their creative beer-crafting practice. We first interviewed 11 home brewers, nine of which are members of a home brew club and two who did not belong to any home brewing organization. We then observed club members as they participated in club activities. Our findings suggest that two types of resource sharing are key in supporting different aspects of creativity in a community of practice. Based on these findings, we propose design strategies for supporting sharing in a creative community of practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationC and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages83-94
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359177
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2019
Event12th ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference, C and C 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2019Jun 26 2019

Publication series

NameC and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition

Conference

Conference12th ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference, C and C 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period6/23/196/26/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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Knearem, T., Wang, X., Wan, J., & Carroll, J. (2019). Crafting in a community of practice: Resource sharing as key in supporting creativity. In C and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition (pp. 83-94). (C and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3325480.3325487
Knearem, Tiffany ; Wang, Xiying ; Wan, Jiaan ; Carroll, John. / Crafting in a community of practice : Resource sharing as key in supporting creativity. C and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2019. pp. 83-94 (C and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition).
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Knearem, T, Wang, X, Wan, J & Carroll, J 2019, Crafting in a community of practice: Resource sharing as key in supporting creativity. in C and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition. C and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 83-94, 12th ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference, C and C 2019, San Diego, United States, 6/23/19. https://doi.org/10.1145/3325480.3325487

Crafting in a community of practice : Resource sharing as key in supporting creativity. / Knearem, Tiffany; Wang, Xiying; Wan, Jiaan; Carroll, John.

C and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2019. p. 83-94 (C and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition).

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Knearem T, Wang X, Wan J, Carroll J. Crafting in a community of practice: Resource sharing as key in supporting creativity. In C and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2019. p. 83-94. (C and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition). https://doi.org/10.1145/3325480.3325487