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Creativity in citizen science: All for one and one for all

Jennett, C; Eveleigh, A; Mathieu, K; Ajani, Z; Cox, AL; (2013) Creativity in citizen science: All for one and one for all. In: (Proceedings) ACM WebSci 2013, 'Creativity and Attention in the Age of the Web' Workshop.

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Abstract

We interviewed researchers and volunteers about their experiences of creativity in citizen cyber-science (CCS). Our preliminary results reveal two types of creativity – imaginative self-expression and solving project problems. We conclude that a good project community is important for encouraging creativity in CCS.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Creativity in citizen science: All for one and one for all
Event:ACM WebSci 2013, 'Creativity and Attention in the Age of the Web' Workshop
Location:Paris, France
Dates:2013-05-01 - 2013-05-05
Publisher version:http://ac.aup.fr/~croda/tclab/creativity&attention2013Material/CharleneJennett.pdf
Keywords:Citizen science, Creativity, Online communities
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Information Studies
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > UCL Interaction Centre

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