No Time Like the Present': An Investigation into Time as a Constituent of the Creative Process

DS 73-2 Proceedings of the 2nd International conference on Design Creativity Volume 2

Year: 2012
Editor: Duffy, A.; Nagai, Y.; Taura, T.
Author: Treadaway, C.; Smith, K.
Section: Creativity and Innovation
Page(s): 152-159


This paper describes an on-going practice based investigation exploring the ways in which time influences the creative process. The research reveals how time issues have potential to both stimulate and constrain creative thinking and thereby shape generative thought and inspire making processes. A case study is described involving two artist/designer researchers who are currently engaged in a collaborative art making project using a variety of digital tools to support their creative practice. Findings reveal that perceptions of time within creative experience are both qualitative and chronological and as such can be both stimulating and constraining to creativity. Although advances in digital technology are designed to

Keywords: time, creativity, collaboration


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