Quotation Wachs, Johannes, Daroczy, Balint, Hannak, Aniko, Pall, Katinka, Riedl, Christoph. 2018. And now for something completely different: Visual novelty in an online network of designers. In 10th ACM Conference on Web Science, Hrsg. . 163-172. Amsterdam: ACM Press.




Novelty is a key ingredient of innovation but quantifying it is difficult. This is especially true for visual work like graphic design. Using designs shared on an online social network of professional digital designers, we measure visual novelty using statistical learning methods to compare an image's features with those of images that have been created before. We then relate social network position to the novelty of the designer's images. We find that on this professional platform, users with dense local networks tend to produce more novel but generally less successful images, with important exceptions. Namely, users making novel images while embedded in cohesive local networks are more successful.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title And now for something completely different: Visual novelty in an online network of designers
Title of whole publication 10th ACM Conference on Web Science,
Editor .
Page from 163
Page to 172
Location Amsterdam
Publisher ACM Press
Year 2018
URL https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/3201064.3201088?casa_token=H_SbscPsbdEAAAAA:4QKkpDI11cmY-jh2caWSZ0xDYCGUQEdMdv9clqKC2mUcbLIh-9VyPwbZ-QW6gm4lXDI1BG27X9vgVw
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Wachs, Johannes (Details)
Daroczy, Balint (U Louvain, Belgium)
Hannak, Aniko (Uni Zurich, Switzerland)
Pall, Katinka (SZTAKI, Hungary)
Riedl, Christoph (Northeastern U, United States/USA)
Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management (AE Polleres) (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5350 Innovation research (Details)
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