Recognizing creative needs in user interface design

Michael Terry, Elizabeth D. Mynatt
2002 Proceedings of the fourth conference on Creativity & cognition - C&C '02  
The creative process requires experimentation, the exploration of variations, and the continual evaluation of one's progress. While these processes are frequently non-linear and iterative, modern user interfaces do not explicitly support these practices, and instead impose a linear progression through tasks that is a poor fit for creative pursuits. In this paper we use data from three case studies, and draw upon Schön's theory of reflection-in-action to illustrate specific deficiencies in
more » ... t user interfaces when used in creative endeavors. We then develop a set of guidelines for user interface design and demonstrate their application in three designs intended to support tasks in the domain of image manipulation.
doi:10.1145/581710.581718 dblp:conf/candc/TerryM02 fatcat:ngw2jta2rzhfnjkoc4y5ts5pq4