Applying a Modified Technology Acceptance Model to the Use and Assessment of Digital Art Tools

By Aber Salem Sasi Aboalgasm.

Published by The International Journal of the Image

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Published online: August 26, 2014 $US5.00

The article aims to investigate how digital tools can significantly develop the artistic ability in children and promote their general creativity. It intends to focus on children between 9-10 years old in a classroom environment. The purpose of this particular study is to test a modified technology acceptance model in the field of digital art and creativity by adding motivation as a new variable to provide better models of assessment, and to develop new models of identifying relationships between art, technology, and creativity. The model must be adapted to provide children with suitable tools and techniques to improve their performance through their attitudes, intentions, and behaviors. This amended model will assess children’s creativity and should provide a method of assessing the effectiveness of digital art tools for stimulating creativity in children. This study takes a mixed method approach including qualitative and quantitative research. Three methods were used: observation, questionnaire, and semi-structured interview.

Keywords: Technology Acceptance Model, Creativity, Motivation, Traditional Drawing Tools, Digital Drawing Tools

The International Journal of the Image, Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2014, pp.71-83. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: August 26, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 749.497KB)).

Aber Salem Sasi Aboalgasm

PhD Student, School of Computing and Engineering, Department of Informatics, Huddersfield University, Huddersfield, UK