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IdeaGarden

Project ID: 318552
Finanziato nell'ambito di

An Interactive Learning Environment Fostering Creativity

Dal 2012-10-01 al 2015-09-30, progetto concluso | IdeaGarden Sito web

Dettagli del progetto

Costo totale:

EUR 3 101 682

Contributo UE:

EUR 2 398 571

Coordinato in:

Austria

Invito a presentare proposte:

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

Meccanismo di finanziamento:

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.

Obiettivo

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.

Coordinatore

FH OO FORSCHUNGS & ENTWICKLUNGS GMBH
Austria

Contributo UE: EUR 529 593


FRANZ FRITSCH STRASSE 11
4600 WELS
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Michael Haller
Tel.: +43723638882127
Fax: +43723638882199

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Partecipanti

EOOS DESIGN GMBH
Austria

Contributo UE: EUR 82 125


ZELINKAGASSE
1030 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Harald Gruendl
Tel.: +43 1 4053987

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EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland

Contributo UE: EUR 455 585


Raemistrasse 101
8092 ZUERICH
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Moira Norrie
Tel.: +41 44 632 7242

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CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany

Contributo UE: EUR 430 100


OLSHAUSENSTRASSE 40
24118 KIEL
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Susanne Neufeldt
Tel.: +494318807246
Fax: +494318801560

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MUTHESIUS KUNSTHOCHSCHULE
Germany

Contributo UE: EUR 97 150


LORENTZENDAMM
24103 KIEL
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Tom Duscher
Tel.: +4917623155676

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AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark

Contributo UE: EUR 298 377


FREDRIK BAJERS VEJ 5
9220 AALBORG
Denmark
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Eva Petersson Brooks
Tel.: +4599407730
Fax: +4598159757

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LEGO SYSTEM AS
Denmark

Contributo UE: EUR 144 150


AASTVEJ 1
7190 BILLUND
Denmark
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Daniel Mathiasen
Tel.: +4579506070

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FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece

Contributo UE: EUR 263 211


N PLASTIRA STR 100
70013 HERAKLION
Greece
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo: Zinovia Papatheodorou
Tel.: +30 2810 391522
Fax: +30 2810 391555

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FH OO STUDIENBETRIEBS GMBH
Austria

Contributo UE: EUR 98 280


FRANZ FRITSCH STRASSE 11 TOP 3
4600 WELS
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Michael Haller
Tel.: +43 7236 3888 2127

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