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Title:SCWID: A Tool for Supporting Creative Work In Design
Author(s):Cook, Damon J.; Metcalf, Heather E.; Bailey, Brian P.
Subject(s):Human-computer interaction
Abstract:Computer tools offer enormous benefits for the early design process such as remote collaboration, advanced visualiza- tion, and the ability to run a design. However, current tools fail to support many elements of creative problem solving, inhibiting the early design process. From the literature on design theory and creativity, and extensive low-fidelity pro- totyping, we developed SCWID: a tool for Supporting Creative Work In Design. SCWID uses a large display to provide a shared visual context for alternative design ideas and uses multiple local displays for sketching details, navi-gating a particular idea, and manipulating alternatives. Grounded in creativity theory, the use of our tool facilitates creative thinking in the early stages of design for individual and groups of designers. Our tool can run either on a stand-alone machine or as part of a distributed workspace formed by connecting multiple clients to a server running on a ma-chine that drives any large display.
Issue Date:2005-04
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/11010
Other Identifier(s):UIUCDCS-R-2005-2556
Rights Information:You are granted permission for the non-commercial reproduction, distribution, display, and performance of this technical report in any format, BUT this permission is only for a period of 45 (forty-five) days from the most recent time that you verified that this technical report is still available from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science Department under terms that include this permission. All other rights are reserved by the author(s).
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-04-17


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