Stimulating creativity through opportunistic software development

Željko Obrenovic, Dragan Gaševic, Anton Eliëns

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Using opportunistic software development principles in computer engineering education encourages students to be creative and to develop solutions that cross the boundaries of diverse technologies. A framework for opportunistic software development education helps to create a space in which students can combine systems that were never meant to work together or even to be reused, and thus produce innovative ideas and solutions. A case study involving students in a course on intelligent human-computer interaction design demonstrates the approach, and the authors discuss some lessons learned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-70
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Art
  • Creativity support
  • Education
  • Games
  • Opportunistic software development
  • Programming
  • Programming profession
  • Software
  • Software engineering
  • Software engineering education

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