Collective Creativity: Where We Are and Where We Might Go

Proceedings of Collective Intelligence 2012 (CI2012)

8 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2012  

Lixiu Lisa Yu

Carnegie Mellon University

Jeffrey V. Nickerson

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Yasuaki Sakamoto

AXA Direct Japan

Date Written: January 10, 2012

Abstract

Creativity is individual, and it is social. The social aspects of creativity have become of increasing interest as systems have emerged that mobilize large numbers of people to engage in creative tasks. We examine research related to collective intelligence and differentiate work on collective creativity from other collective activities by analyzing systems with respect to the tasks that are performed and the outputs that result. Three types of systems are discussed: games, contests and networks. We conclude by suggesting how systems that generate collective creativity can be improved and how new systems might be constructed.

Keywords: crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, creativity, innovation, review

Suggested Citation

Yu, Lixiu Lisa and Nickerson, Jeffrey V. and Sakamoto, Yasuaki, Collective Creativity: Where We Are and Where We Might Go (January 10, 2012). Proceedings of Collective Intelligence 2012 (CI2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2037908

Lixiu Yu

Carnegie Mellon University ( email )

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
United States

Jeffrey V. Nickerson (Contact Author)

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

Yasuaki Sakamoto

AXA Direct Japan ( email )

Japan

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