Tools for the process: Technology to support creativity and innovation

Rachel Heinen, Salvatore A. Leone, Joshua Fairchild, Lily Cushenbery, Samuel T. Hunter

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Technology exerts an all-encompassing impact on the modern workplace, and has a strong influence on how designers approach creative problem solving. Such technologies can be valuable tools for organizations seeking to develop creative solutions to maintain a competitive advantage. However, with the rapid pace of technological development, it can be difficult for organizations to remain up-to-date and ahead of the competition. There is much that is still unknown about the ways in which novel technologies influence creative performance. The chapter attempts to provide insight on this topic by utilizing a process model of creative endeavors to predict how various types of technology may be used to enhance organizational creativity and innovation. Recommendations for future research and practice in the realms of technology and innovation are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781466682061
ISBN (Print)1466682051, 9781466682054
StatePublished - Mar 31 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Arts and Humanities


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