Does Design Rationale Enhance Creativity?

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dc.contributor.author Wang, Jing
dc.contributor.author Farooq, Umer
dc.contributor.author Carroll, John M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-21T09:02:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-21T09:02:03Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Wang, J., Farooq, U. & Carroll, J. M. (2010). Does Design Rationale Enhance Creativity?. Human Technology, Volume 6 (1), pp. 129-149. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-20105241910. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.issn 1795-6889
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/25113
dc.description.abstract Creativity and rationale are often viewed as two contrasting facets in software design. A lack in recognizing the facilitative relationship between creativity and rationale not only underestimates the benefits designers can obtain from rationale practices, but also confines the approaches that support creativity in software design. Our exploratory study provides empirical evidence of the positive correlation between rationale and creativity. Furthermore, we found that the feasibility of design alternatives and the comprehensiveness of tradeoff evaluation are critical to enhancing novelty, persuasiveness, and insightfulness. We also discuss future directions to further understand how these properties, or rationale quality in general, affects design creativity.
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 Jing Wang, Umer Farooq, and John M. Carroll, and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
dc.title Does Design Rationale Enhance Creativity?
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-20105241910

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