Towards Developing Task-Based Models of Creativity

  • Hilary Johnson
  • Lucy Carruthers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4849)


Modelling creative tasks is a complex activity, yet comprehensive models are needed in order to better understand creativity, and the process of generating creative artefacts. Research on creativity, and how to design useful, usable and engaging creativity support tools, has been one focus of HCI in the last decade. In the present paper we briefly overview selective models of creativity, and distinguish between them on a number of factors. We then outline problems in modelling creative processes in general, and in attempting to create relationships and correspondences between current creativity modelling approaches, in particular. Finally, we consider the role an analytical structure, and task-based models, might play in advancing the state of the art.


Creativity task modelling Task Knowledge Structures (TKS) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hilary Johnson
    • 1
  • Lucy Carruthers
    • 2
  1. 1.HCI Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AYUK
  2. 2.Foviance, 14 Bonhill St, London, EC2A 4BXUK

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