The Creativity Greenhouse project funded by EPSRC investigated whether facilitated creativity activities (e.g. funding sandpits, bridging the gaps events, group brainstorms) can be conducted with participants remote to each other, supported by digital communication technologies. Use of such technologies could enable the capability to work without geographical and/or time constraints and could enhance the pool of people involved in contributing to meetings and generating ideas. Use of technology could also support more efficient and cost-effective ways of working, e.g. resulting in significant savings on meeting costs. Following a collaborative pilot of the Creativity Greenhouse approach, run by the Horizon Digital Economy Hub and EPSRC, the aim of this project was to develop the existing approach (consisting of event structure, technology set-up and evaluation method arrived at during the pilot project) to a stage where it can be used more widely across EPSRC and beyond.[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery interval=”5″ images=”1352,1351″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
June 2011 – October 2012
Press release about the project: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2012/Pages/virtualspaces.aspx
Funded by the EPSRC: http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/J006688/1
Holger Schnädelbach, Xu Sun, Genovefa Kefalidou, Tim Coughlan, Rupert Meese, James Norris and Derek McAuley. Creativity Greenhouse: At-a-distance collaboration and competition over research funding.International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 87/3, 2016, 1-19.
Holger Schnädelbach, Coughlan, Tim, Kefalidou Genovefa, McAuley Derek and Meese Rupert, Creativity Bento Box – A Physical Resource Pack to Support Interaction in Virtual Space, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 31, Iss.11, 2015
Schnädelbach, H., Sun, X., Norris, J., Duxbury, P., Bailey, R., Lloyd, D., Creativity Greenhouse – Communciation Technologies in the Facilitation of Cross-Disciplinary Research Ideas, Digital Engagement 2011, Newcastle, UK