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Conventional Wikis have proven to be very usable and useful to support communities, but one of their main limitations as they are applied to research in creativity and IT is their lack of support for different media types. A consequence of this limitation is that communities (particularly those who are not focused on text) have only limited means to describe the research contributions in a variety of ways. In order to make all voices heard in a community of collaborating researchers, a socio-technical environment is needed that allows all stakeholders to contribute in ways that fits their tasks and the stakeholders’ way of thinking and expressing themselves.

This project will create environments that transcend existing Wikis (being primarily focused on hypertext) to permit the integration (not just attachment) of other forms of media ranging from movies and animations, to sharing of datasets, to the creation and utilization of social network information to support community interaction, to conceptual mind-mapping media.

More information about CreativeIT can be found on the community wiki. Additional information on the wiki is available from this page.

"This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0709304."

"Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."

Last modified 19 March 2008 at 1:01 pm by haleden