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Understanding the Processes of Online Creative Interaction – a Thesis Proposal
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Information Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9783-8632
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the 37th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 37) / [ed] Ahmad Ghazawneh, Jacob Nørbjerg and Jan Pries-Heje, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is currently a strong belief in Information and Communication Technologies’ (ICT) ability to enable innovation. However, there is little knowledge about the creative processes that may occur through the mediation of ICT and consequently lead to innovation. Prior studies have shown that creativity is central when studying innovation and that creativity can be seen as a social process. Since computers often are used as mediators for human communication and as a social tool, ICT harbors a potential to enable the social processes of creative interaction. The aim of this thesis proposal is therefore to map key concepts and research that relate to online creative interactions. Hence, prior research in the IS field regarding creativity is presented, the concepts of computer-mediated communication and creativity are explored and a possible case to study is suggested. Subsequently, a research proposal is outlined, followed by some methodological considerations and a reflection on the thesis’ knowledge contribution.

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Creativity, online, interaction, computer-mediated communication, ICT, thesis proposal.
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Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-109720ISBN: 978-87-7349-876-7 (USB)OAI: diva2:749511
37th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 37), Ringsted, Denmark, 10-13 August
Available from: 2014-09-24 Created: 2014-08-26 Last updated: 2014-10-14

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