Rewriting History: More Power to Creative People

Show simple item record Lutteroth, Christof en Weber, Gerald en 2011-06-24T02:55:02Z en 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Computer Science Technical Reports (2011-001). 2011. University of Auckland Computer Science Department, New Zealand. en
dc.identifier.issn 1173-3500 en
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dc.description.abstract Trying out different alternatives is a natural part of creative work. However, with the current tools we often end up having to redo changes that worked in one alternative on other versions. This is additional work that should be unnecessary in our electronic age. We propose a new approach for supporting creative work: an artifact is described as the history of the operations that created it. We show that by allowing users to change the history, the common use cases of merging, generalizing and specializing can be supported efficiently. The “rewriting history” approach is based on a formal specification of the operations offered by a tool, and enables exciting new ways to share and combine creative work. It is complementary to state-based version control and offers the user a new understanding of merging. It was implemented for a drawing tool that supports synchronous collaborative work. en
dc.publisher University of Auckland Computer Science Department en
dc.relation.ispartof Computer Science Technical Reports en
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dc.subject Interaction framework, creative work, collaboration en
dc.title Rewriting History: More Power to Creative People en
dc.type Report en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: the author en New Zealand en
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pubs.subtype Technical Report en
pubs.elements-id 210967 en Science en School of Computer Science en
pubs.number 2011-001 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-06-08 en

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