Supporting creativity in distributed scientific communities

Umer Farooq, John M. Carroll, Craig H. Ganoe

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Abstract

We are interested in supporting creativity in distributed scientific communities through socio-technical interventions. Based on a synthetic literature analysis of creativity and collaborative groups, we present and justify three requirements for supporting creativity: support for divergent and convergent thinking, development of shared objectives, and reflexivity. We discuss our collaboratory prototype and its existing functionality to support creativity. We propose three design implications to support creativity in CSCW: integrate support for individual, dyadic, and group brainstorming, leverage cognitive conflict by preserving and reflecting on minority dissent, and support flexibility in granularity of planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGROUP'05 - Proceedings of the 2005 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work
Pages217-226
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP'05 - Sanibel Island, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2005Nov 9 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work

Other

Other2005 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP'05
CountryUnited States
CitySanibel Island, FL
Period11/6/0511/9/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)

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