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Information som inspiration: en studie av yrkesverksamma konstnärers behov och användning av information
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this essay is to investigate professional artists experience of the need and use of information in their creative work. I have collected the material through qualitative interviews with four professional artist working with different materials and techniques. One of the results of the study is that the artists first of all used information as a source of inspiration in their creative work. They gathered their information from various scources, for example; pictures, exhibitions, visual arts, books and novells, depending on what project they are working with. Other important information scources were colleges, especially for the technical information need. The artists also searched for information in a wide range of subjects and showed interest in areas that are not considerable art-related.

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Umeå: Sociologi , 2008. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Information need, information behaviour, artists, creative work, user studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-1937OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-1937DiVA: diva2:142495
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2008-11-25 Created: 2008-11-25 Last updated: 2011-01-04Bibliographically approved

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