This paper provides a theoretical perspective on the effect of computer support on creativity. The assertion is made that artifacts of IS do not substantially differ from those of art and science, and that the creative processes leading to the artifacts are similar. It further proposes that the use of newly available computer technology, specifically, the Visual Process Language (VPL) will have much to offer in terms of augmenting creativity when constructing IS artfacts. We postulate that VPL assists the first insight, preparation and illumination steps of the creative process, and that both Association/Images and Progressive Abstraction techniques are embedded in VPL.
This document was originally published by IEEE in Proceeding of the Twenty-Sixth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 1993. Copyright restrictions may apply. DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.1993.284207
Wojtkowski, Wita and Wojtkowski, Waclaw G.. (1993). "Visual Process Language: An Environment That Enhances Inventiveness in the System Development Process -- a Theoretical Perspective". Proceeding of the Twenty-Sixth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 4359 - 368.