Visual divergence in humans and computers

Sosa, Ricardo, Rojas, Nicolas, Gero, John S and Xu, Qinqi (2016) Visual divergence in humans and computers. Design Studies, 42. pp. 56-85. ISSN 0142-694X

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Studies of design creativity have underlined the importance of divergent reasoning and visual reasoning in idea generation. Connecting these two key design skills, this paper presents a model of divergent visual reasoning for the study of creativity. A visual divergence task called ShapeStorm is demonstrated for the study of creative ideation that can be applied to humans as well as computational systems. The model is examined in a study with human subjects, a computational stochastic generator, and a geometrical analysis of the solution space. The main significance of this task is that it offers a straightforward means to define a simple design task that can be used across research studies. Several scenarios for the application of ShapeStorm for the study of creativity are advanced.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Nicolas Rojas
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2016 08:58
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2016 08:58
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