Theories of Creativity: The Significance of the Insignificant. Research Note: Methodological Reflections behind the Scenes


  • Benjamin Schiemer Institute of Organization Science, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
  • Roman Duffner Institute of Theory and History, Anton Bruckner Private University, Linz; Institute of Organization Science, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
  • S.R. Ayers



Graphic Novel, Visual Communication, Science Communication, Methodology, Behind-the-Scenes


In this research note we describe the development process of the graphic novel The Significance of the Insignificant. We provide insights behind the scenes and show the making of decisions on selected problems and their solutions, which accompanied the process of translating creativity theory into a graphic novel. The decisions include the choice of setting, genre, characters, and their appearance, as well as the entire storyline. We conclude the research note by considering methodological issues associated with translating science into a graphic novel.


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How to Cite

Schiemer, B., Duffner, R., & Ayers, S. (2021). Theories of Creativity: The Significance of the Insignificant. Research Note: Methodological Reflections behind the Scenes. Sociologica, 15(1), 193–210.



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