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Bimanual tools for creativity

Wilson, Z. (2020) Bimanual tools for creativity.

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Abstract:This project explores the implications of designing for creativity, especially the earlier stages of the creative process involving inspiration and serendipity. The rich HCI literature on bimanual tools is leveraged to design tools that support the embodied nature of creativity. The various definitions of creativity in HCI and psychology are explored, with new perspectives on embodied creativity introduced from neuroscience. In the first study, user experiences of the creative process are collected, and generate three themes and five sub-themes with implications for design. From these user stories and theory, a research through design approach is taken to generate artifacts to explore these themes. This concludes with three technology probes to explore a design space of bimanual creativity tools. The second study uses these three probes to generate new user experiences and novel design insights. This suggests new directions and implications for designing bimanual creativity tools, and also generally designing for creativity, serendipity, and embodied thought.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Programme:Interaction Technology MSc (60030)
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