Creativity and Rationale

Enhancing Human Experience by Design

  • John M. Carroll

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Linda Candy
    Pages 57-84
  3. Alistair Sutcliffe
    Pages 85-104
  4. D. Scott McCrickard, Shahtab Wahid, Stacy M. Branham, Steve Harrison
    Pages 105-119
  5. Eli Blevis
    Pages 143-169
  6. Jing Wang, Umer Farooq, John M. Carroll
    Pages 197-222
  7. Irene J. Petrick, Phillip J. Ayoub, Matthew J. Prindible
    Pages 273-285
  8. Albert M. Selvin, Simon J. Buckingham Shum, Mark Aakhus
    Pages 287-325
  9. Winslow Burleson, Priyamvada Tripathi
    Pages 353-376
  10. John C. Thomas
    Pages 405-422
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 449-453

About this book


Creativity and rationale comprise an essential tension in design. They are two sides of the coin; contrary, complementary, but perhaps also interdependent. Designs always serve purposes. They always have an internal logic. They can be queried, explained, and evaluated. These characteristics are what design rationale is about. But at the same time designs always provoke experiences and insights. They open up possibilities, raise questions, and engage human sense making. Design is always about creativity.

Creativity and Rationale: Enhancing Human Experience by Design comprises 19 complementary chapters by leading experts in the areas of human-computer interaction design, sociotechnical systems design, requirements engineering, information systems, and artificial intelligence. Researchers, research students and practitioners in human-computer interaction and software design will find this state of the art volume invaluable.


Collaborative Design Rationale Creativity Design Rationale Design Reasoning PRInCiPleS Design Framework Software Design

Editors and affiliations

  • John M. Carroll
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Information Sciences and TechThe Pennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvaniaUSA

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