[ISEA2009] Paper: Maria Manuela Lopes & Paulo Bernardino – Mapping the Mind: collaborative creativity as alternative transformative practice


Since 1990 in her book The Creative Mind Margaret Boden notes the existence of three types of creativity: combinational, exploratory and transformative creativity. Her main concern is to understand the origins and formation of creative ideas, within the context of discovery. The ‘idea’ the author refers to, could be taken as a structure to satisfy a style of thought or a solution for that style. According to Boden the solution and the style are associated with the conceptual space (system generator – genesis / training – which maintains a given area and defines a certain set of possibilities) thus, the greater the knowledge about the conceptual space, the greater the chances of obtaining better creative solutions.

  • Maria Manuela Lopes¬†University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK
  • Paulo Bernardino¬†DeCA, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

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