Creative Data Work in the Design Process

Peter Kun, Ingrid Mulder, Amalia De Götzen, Gerd Kortuem

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Abstract

The current work investigates how creativity manifests when
designers use data work in the early phase of design. Designers
are increasingly interested in utilizing the massive amounts
of data surrounding our everyday lives. However, data work is
still challenging to incorporate into the design process. In this
paper, we present a case study with three novice design teams
who were tasked to integrate data work into their design process.
During the study, we observed how creativity took place
in framing a design problem. We present and discuss their
actions from a creativity process perspective, highlighting how
they used and rationalized data-inspired inquiries creatively
in the early phase of design. The current results inform the
development of a design framework to structure data work
methodologically and coherently into design processes. We
coin this design framework Exploratory Data Inquiry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition
Number of pages13
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date26 Jun 2019
Pages346-358
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-5917-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2019
EventC&C '19 Proceedings of the 2019 on Creativity and Cognition - San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 201926 Jun 2019
http://cc.acm.org/2019/

Conference

ConferenceC&C '19 Proceedings of the 2019 on Creativity and Cognition
LocationSan Diego
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period23/06/201926/06/2019
Internet address

Keywords

  • Creative data work
  • Data science
  • Design inquiry
  • Design methodology
  • Exploratory data analysis

Cite this

Kun, P., Mulder, I., De Götzen, A., & Kortuem, G. (2019). Creative Data Work in the Design Process. In Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition (pp. 346-358). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3325480.3325500