Critical Conversations: Feedback as a Stimulus to a Creativity in Software Design

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dc.contributor.author McCall, Raymond
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-21T08:25:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-21T08:25:04Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation McCall, R. (2010). Critical Conversations: Feedback as a Stimulus to Creativity in Software Design. Human Technology, Volume 6 (1), pp. 11-37. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-20105241905. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.issn 1795-6889
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/25108
dc.description.abstract Three decades of creating software to support design rationale showed the author how rationale processes can promote generation of novel ideas. Rationale can promote creative design by promoting critical conversations among designers and other project participants. Critical conversations intertwine ideation and evaluation, using feedback about consequences of decisions to challenge designers to devise new ideas. Such conversations take two forms. The first is discussion involving feedback from speculation about consequences of design decisions for implementation and use. The second is discussion involving feedback from actual experiences of implementation and use of the software being designed. The former is purely a process of reflective discourse, the latter a process of situated cognition involving both action and reflective discourse. Thus, the former is pure argumentation, the latter situated argumentation. Exploiting the full potential of critical conversations for creative design requires rethinking rationale methods and integrating them into software supporting implementation and use.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.relation.uri http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.rights © 2010 Raymond McCall and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
dc.title Critical Conversations: Feedback as a Stimulus to a Creativity in Software Design
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-20105241905

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