Making across space: Mapping creative information creation in the everyday environment

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Information creation can be a varied and changing process. In information science, an increasing amount of research is conducted to explore the maker product as information creation. However, what is left relatively unknown is how space may associate with information creation in a private everyday space. Therefore, this qualitative research applied diary studies and semi-structured individual interviews with 25 arts and crafts hobbyists to investigate the potential relationship between space and information creation in the context of making at home. The findings reveal that making can occur across the house and be facilitated and hampered by space. Also, this research shows that space is malleable in an information-creating episode where people can display cunning to reconfigure the environment. This study demonstrates a novel perspective to analyzing information creation, highlighting that information creation is a complex landscape shaped by the spatial property, bodily experience, and often the presence of others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101180
JournalLibrary and Information Science Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2022


  • Hobby
  • Home
  • Information creation
  • Making
  • Space and place

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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