Creativity challenges and opportunities in social computing

TitleCreativity challenges and opportunities in social computing
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFischer G, Jennings P, Maher M L, Resnick M, Shneiderman B
Conference NameProceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems
Date Published2009///
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-60558-247-4
Keywordscreativity, social computing

There is a convergence in recent theories of creativity that go beyond characteristics and cognitive processes of individuals to recognize the importance of the social construction of creativity. In parallel, there has been a rise in social computing supporting the collaborative construction of knowledge. The panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities from the confluence of these two developments by bringing together the contrasting and controversial perspective of the individual panel members. It will synthesize from different perspectives an analytic framework to understand these new developments, and how to promote rigorous research methods and how to identify the unique challenges in developing evaluation and assessment methods for creativity research.