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Guest Editor's Introduction
Published: 2010-05-01

Guest Editor's Introduction: The Essential Tension of Creativity and Rationale in Software Design

Center for Human-Computer Interaction and College of Information Sciences and Technology The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Abstract

Creativity and rationale connote two faces of design that are sometimes viewed as
complementary: envisioning new worlds through intuitive strokes of innovation versus
analyzing reasons and tradeoffs to guide the development of new artifacts and systems.
Because it is frequently the case that different practitioners and researchers, and different
design disciplines, prize one or the other more highly, there is not only a contrast, but also a
lack of integration between creativity and rationale.

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How to Cite

Carroll, J. (2010). Guest Editor’s Introduction: The Essential Tension of Creativity and Rationale in Software Design. Human Technology, 6(1), 4–10. https://doi.org/10.17011/ht/urn.20105241904