Enhancing creativity with collaborative tools

Abstract

Although most technological efforts to enhance creativity have focused on constructing empowering tools for the individual, such efforts fail to do justice to the fact that much of our creativity is a social phenomenon involving the rubbing of prearticulate ideas against each other in a supportive manner. We thus need tools that help pull our thoughts from chaos to order and that enable us, collaborating with ourselves or others, to suspend judgment and let each idea be a trigger and a backdrop for the next idea.

DOI: 10.1145/637069.637118

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@inproceedings{Brown1986EnhancingCW, title={Enhancing creativity with collaborative tools}, author={John Seely Brown}, booktitle={CSCW}, year={1986} }