Personal computers and the liberating aspects for human creativity

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Gayle Wimberly Scott (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Keith Wright

Abstract: This narrative inquiry study of selected adults from the UNCG faculty and staff focused on seeking out positive feelings which occur when this group of people use personal computers. A preliminary survey was mailed to identify participants who would be interviewed. The names had been gathered from C-TEP grant recipients, faculty, and staff on campus. Twenty-one adults ranging from 21 to 59 years of age were interviewed. Seven who were from different departments on campus were selected for description, including two females and five males. The interviews were transcribed and analyzed for recurring themes. The major themes which emerged were learning style, rising expectations, playfulness, liberation, and creativity. Each theme with the attained rich data is presented in narrative form.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Computer software $x Human factors
Creative ability

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