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A multi-technique tool for supporting creative thinking by sports coaches

Zachos, K. ORCID: 0000-0003-1977-7090, Lockerbie, J., Brown, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-4676-970X , Terwindt, S., Steele, S., Kyffin, A., Jabry, B., Ng, C., Wolf, A., Goodman, P. & Maiden, N. ORCID: 0000-0001-6233-8320 (2022). A multi-technique tool for supporting creative thinking by sports coaches. In: C&C '22: Creativity and Cognition. (pp. 601-607). New York, USA: ACM. ISBN 978-1-4503-9327 doi: 10.1145/3527927.3535199


Sport Sparks™ is a new digital tool that has been researched and developed to augment the creative thinking of sports coaches when resolving challenges experienced by athletes. Most sports coaches work across multiple training sites and have limited opportunities and resources for creative thinking. The Sport Sparks™ tool was designed to provide ready-to-use guidance for creative thinking, via mobile devices, that is generated using automated natural language processing, rule-based reasoning and creative search. This short technical demonstration paper summarises and demonstrates with examples the different strategies and features implemented in Sport Sparks™ to augment coach creative thinking.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © the authors, 2022. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record is to be published in Proceedings ACM Creativity & Cognition Conference,
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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