Innovation and creativity are predictors of success in a knowledge-based society. Yet the “fuzziness” and unpredictability of the creative workflow remains an obstacle for effective ICT support. Beginning with the concept that creative problem solving is a complex and situated knowledge practice rather than a set of well-defined methods and techniques, the IdeaGarden project is meant to further explore and generate a deeper understanding of creativity in different settings. Furthermore, it aims to open up new perspectives for ICT support in this context, and devise new methods for seeding and cultivating creative knowledge practices in workplace and educational settings.
The goals of this project are:
Project website: http://idea-garden.org/
Personal website of Joanne Leong: http://www.eng.uwaterloo.ca/~jslleong