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Getting creative in everyday life: Investigating arts and crafts hobbyists' information behavior

Lee, L., Ocepek, M. G., Makri, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-5817-4893, Buchanan, G. and McKay, D. (2019). Getting creative in everyday life: Investigating arts and crafts hobbyists' information behavior. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 56(1), pp. 703-705. doi: 10.1002/pra2.141

Abstract

While there has been increasing interest in how creative professionals find information to drive creative outputs, previous information behavior research has largely ignored how arts and crafts hobbyists look for information sources in their everyday lives. To fill this literature gap, we conducted interviews and observations with arts and crafts hobbyists to find out how they conceive potential DIY projects. The findings highlight three themes: the dearth of human sources, the prevalence of domain-specific information, and the use of self-curated information. In addition to empirical results, this work also broadens the understanding of information behavior in an arts and crafts context by studying populations beyond professional artists.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Lee, L., Ocepek, M. G., Makri, S. , Buchanan, G. and McKay, D. (2019). Getting creative in everyday life: Investigating arts and crafts hobbyists' information behavior. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 56(1), pp. 703-705, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.141. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Publisher Keywords: Information behavior, sources, arts and crafts, hobbyists
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Library & Information Science
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2020 12:25
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/23575
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