Interaction and Collaboration Modes for Integrating Inspiring Information Into Technology-Enhanced Creativity Workshops

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The design of a creativity workshop which helps to develop new ideas of how to support elderly people to live in their own home for as long as possible is presented. The participants of the workshops were inspired by special stimuli based on everyday experiences with the needs and problems of elderly people. The facilitation of the workshop had to introduce this inspiring information and to combine it with appropriate brainstorming questions, material to work with and technical support. For the display of and interaction with information units a 4.8 m x 1.2m interactive screen was employed. Various modes of work and collaboration were combined. The case study is concluded with lessons learned about how interaction and collaboration modes for integrating inspiring information can appropriately enhance creativity workshops.