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An Interactive Learning Environment Fostering Creativity

Project description


Technology-enhanced learning
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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-8
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Coordinator

FH OO FORSCHUNGS & ENTWICKLUNGS GMBH
Address
Roseggerstrasse 15
4600 Wels
Austria

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Haller (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 529 593

Participants (8)

EOOS DESIGN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 82 125
Address
Zelinkagasse
1030 Wien

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Gruendl (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 455 585
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Moira Norrie (Prof.)
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 430 100
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Neufeldt (Ms.)
MUTHESIUS KUNSTHOCHSCHULE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 97 150
Address
Lorentzendamm
24103 Kiel

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Duscher (Prof.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 298 377
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Petersson Brooks (Prof.)
LEGO SYSTEM AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 144 150
Address
Aastvej 1
7190 Billund

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Mathiasen (Mr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 263 211
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
FH OO STUDIENBETRIEBS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 98 280
Address
Roseggerstrasse 15
4600 Wels

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Haller (Prof.)