Participatory Workshop as a Creativity Support System
To support people’s creativity, an information system is not the only way. The total design of the environment, the place and the tool for creation is required. In this research, we focus on participatory workshops, which are widely accepted for learning and creation. We propose a workshop as a creativity support system. The core elements of the workshop are participants, facilitator, information system, tasks, and place. Based on the model of expression liquidization and crystallization, we design the activities in a workshop. Collaborations in a workshop help to widen participants’ views, and shared tasks and the place drives them to create new expressions. As a field trial of the proposed workshop, we designed and practiced photo-attached acrostic workshop. In this paper, we describe the designs of the new expression format called photo-attached acrostics, the workshop program, and the information system for supporting activities.
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