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IdeaGarden

Project ID: 318552
Financé au titre de

An Interactive Learning Environment Fostering Creativity

De 2012-10-01 à 2015-09-30, projet clôturé | IdeaGarden Site web

Détails concernant le projet

Coût total:

EUR 3 101 682

Contribution de l'UE:

EUR 2 398 571

Coordonné à/au(x)/en:

Austria

Appel à propositions:

FP7-ICT-2011-8See other projects for this call

Régime de financement:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

A creative learning environment, capitalizing on the notion of visual information mash-ups as catalysts for creative working and learning.

Innovation and creativity are predictors of success in a knowledge-based society. Yet the “fuzziness” and unpredictability of the creative workflow remains an obstacle for effective ICT support. Tools that require users to formalize and structure their ideas and working processes to a degree at odds with creative practice are frequently rejected. The IdeaGarden project therefore starts from an understanding of creative problem solving as a complex and situated knowledge practice rather than as a set of well-defined methods and techniques.

The project will develop a creative learning environment, capitalizing on the notion of visual information mash-ups as catalysts for creative working and learning. Adopting a practice-oriented approach will further the understanding of creativity in different settings and open up new perspectives for ICT support. This perspective will also give rise to new methods for seeding and cultivating creative knowledge practices in workplace and educational settings. To leverage the capabilities of current ICT systems, new interactions techniques will be devised that enable users to stay in control and collaboratively navigate the creative process, handling multiple types of resources.

Based on the careful analysis of creative practices, we will envision and implement working demonstrators. Formative evaluation combined with a two-round development process will ensure that the IdeaGarden system fits its users’ needs while summative evaluation will validate the overall utility of the approach to promote nonlinear, non-standard thinking and problem solving among experts and novices.

Objectif

Innovation and creativity are predictors of success in a knowledge-based. Yet the "fuzziness" and unpredictability of the creative workflow remains an obstacle for effective ICT support. Tools that require users to formalize and structure their ideas and working processes to a degree at odds with creative practice are frequently rejected. The IdeaGarden project therefore starts from an understanding of creative problem solving as a complex and situated knowledge practice rather than as a set of well-defined methods and techniques.
The project will develop a creative learning environment, capitalizing on the notion of visual information mash-ups as catalysts for creative working and learning. Adopting a practice-oriented approach will further the understanding of creativity in different settings and open up new perspectives for ICT support. This perspective will also give rise to new methods for seeding and cultivating creative knowledge practices in workplace and educational settings. To leverage the capabilities of current ICT systems, new interactions techniques will be devised that enable users to stay in control and collaboratively navigate the creative process, handling multiple types of resources. In addition, taking benefit of the "Linked Data" paradigm will provide new possibilities for creative search, the construction of knowledge as well as the reflection of the collaborative process.
The R&D work starts with research into creative knowledge work in industry (at LEGO and EOOS) and education (at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design). Based on the careful analysis of creative practices, we will envision and implement working demonstrators. Formative evaluation combined with a two-round development process will ensure that the IdeaGarden system fits its users' needs while summative evaluation will validate the overall utility of the approach to promote nonlinear, non-standard thinking and problem solving among experts and novices.

Coordinateur

FH OO FORSCHUNGS & ENTWICKLUNGS GMBH
Austria

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 529 593


FRANZ FRITSCH STRASSE 11
4600 WELS
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Michael Haller
Tél.: +43723638882127
Fax: +43723638882199
E-mail

Participants

EOOS DESIGN GMBH
Austria

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 82 125


ZELINKAGASSE
1030 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Harald Gruendl
Tél.: +43 1 4053987
E-mail
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH
Switzerland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 455 585


Raemistrasse 101
8092 ZUERICH
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Moira Norrie
Tél.: +41 44 632 7242
E-mail
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 430 100


OLSHAUSENSTRASSE 40
24118 KIEL
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Susanne Neufeldt
Tél.: +494318807246
Fax: +494318801560
E-mail
MUTHESIUS KUNSTHOCHSCHULE
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 97 150


LORENTZENDAMM
24103 KIEL
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Tom Duscher
Tél.: +4917623155676
E-mail
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 298 377


FREDRIK BAJERS VEJ 5
9220 AALBORG
Denmark
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Eva Petersson Brooks
Tél.: +4599407730
Fax: +4598159757
E-mail
LEGO SYSTEM AS
Denmark

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 144 150


AASTVEJ 1
7190 BILLUND
Denmark
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Daniel Mathiasen
Tél.: +4579506070
E-mail
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 263 211


N PLASTIRA STR 100
70013 HERAKLION
Greece
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: Zinovia Papatheodorou
Tél.: +30 2810 391522
Fax: +30 2810 391555
E-mail
FH OO STUDIENBETRIEBS GMBH
Austria

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 98 280


FRANZ FRITSCH STRASSE 11 TOP 3
4600 WELS
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Michael Haller
Tél.: +43 7236 3888 2127
E-mail