Category Archives: Creativity

The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators

The Creative City describes a new method of strategic urban planning and examines how people can think, plan and act creatively in the city. It explores how we can make our cities more liveable and vital by harnessing people’s imagination and talent. It … Continue reading

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Collective Creativity – Art and Society

Collective Creativity offers an analysis of the explosion of artistic creativity currently taking place on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga. By exploring the construction of this art-world through the ways in which creativity and innovation are linked to social … Continue reading

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Creativity is a social process

A Danish anthropologist concludes that creativity is not a result of individuals. Rather, it’s a social process that occurs among individuals. To most people, creativity is inextricably associated with individuals who stand out as something special, thanks to their creativity. … Continue reading

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Handbook of Organizational Creativity

Handbook of Organizational Creativity is designed to explain creativity and innovation in organizations. This handbook contains 28 chapters dedicated to particularly complex phenomena, all written by leading experts in the field of organizational creativity. The format of the book follows … Continue reading

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Distributed Creativity

We believe that existing models of creativity do not adequately address the distribution of the range of creative acts across individuals in the collaborative creation of media in online environments. In particular we emphasize the fluid nature of users’ transitions … Continue reading

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Stigmergic Collaboration: The Evolution of Group Work

The steady rise of Wikipedia.org and the Open Source software movement has been one of the big surprises of the 21st century, threatening stalwarts such as Microsoft and Britannica, while simultaneously offering insights into the emergence of large-scale peer production … Continue reading

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Integrating Individual and Social Creativity

The power of the unaided individual mind is highly overrated. Although society often thinks of creative individuals as working in isolation, intelligence and creativity result in large part from interaction and collaboration with other individuals. Much human creativity is social, … Continue reading

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Creating Creativity

A challenge for human-computer interaction researchers and user interface designers is to construct information technologies that support creativity.  This ambitious goal can be attained by building on an adequate understanding of creative processes.  This paper offers a four-phase framework for … Continue reading

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Distances and Diversity: Sources for Social Creativity

The power of the unaided, individual mind is highly overrated:  The  Renaissance scholar no longer exists. Although creative individuals are often thought of as working in isolation, the role of interaction and collaboration with other individuals is critical to creativity. … Continue reading

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Experiencing Creativity in the Organization: From Individual Creativity to Collective Creativity

For creative organizations, the ideas and insights of their employees are of crucial importance. Most of the creativity research concentrates only on individual aspects of creativity. This paper also stresses the collective aspect of creativity in the organization. It studies … Continue reading

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