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Strategies in Creative Professionals’ Use of Digital Tools Across Domains

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On the basis of a qualitative study of five domains of creative work, this paper analyzes two recurring strategies in the use of digital tools, ’margins’ and ’view-shifts’. These strategies are commonly employed by creative professionals across five dif- ferent domains. Based on video from observational studies of music producers, video production, industrial design, graphic design, and service design, we conduct a thematic analysis to arrive at the two strategies. We furthermore examine the two strategies in relation to existing research into creativity and cognition, and discuss how this can inform future studies of the use of digital tools in creative work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationC and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition
Number of pages12
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication yearJun 2019
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN 978-1-4503-5917-7/19/06
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

    Research areas

  • creative professionals, creativity, creativity support tools (CSTs), observational study, strategies

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