What is the role of digital tools in collaborative creative work, and how can we build better tools to support collaborative creativity?
Creative Tools is a 3-year research project funded by the Aarhus Univerisity Research Foundation, which explores the interplay between digital tools and creative processes. Across a range of domains, including architecture, design, digital arts, and scientific exploration, the project examines how digital tools influence creative processes. The objective is to use insights from observations of real-life creative work practices to drive the development of prototypes of novel digital tools, which can support and augment existing creative practices, or pave the way for new ones. The research objective is to advance the field of digital creativity research by developing an integrative understanding of digital tools in collaborative creativity. To achieve this, we will combine insights and expertise from creativity and design studies rooted in the Humanities with research into collaborative IT from Computer Science.