Enhancing the creativity process by adding context awareness in creativity support tools

George A. Sielis, Aimilia Tzanavari, George A. Papadopoulos

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Abstract

The existence of creativity support tools establishes creativity as part of the Computer Science research. Therefore, the development of computational methods for the enhancement of creativity is undoubtedly a challenge. In this paper we argue that adding context awareness in creativity support tools will enhance the creativity process. This belief is based on the evaluation of a number of the most popular creativity support tools in relation to the features and characteristics they support. In this review, we examine the characteristics related to the interaction between the user and the creativity support tools in two phases: the 'preparation' of creativity process and the 'ideation' phase. Through this analysis we observe that the tools in most cases play a passive role. Real time Human-Computer interaction is missing, and therefore the creativity process is not as effective as it could and should be. Finally, we conclude that the addition of context awareness in creativity support tools can enhance the creativity process and innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Services - 5th International Conference, UAHCI 2009 - Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Pages424-433
Number of pages10
Volume5616 LNCS
EditionPART 3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 19 Jul 200924 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume5616 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period19/07/0924/07/09

Keywords

  • Context awareness
  • Creativity
  • Creativity support tools
  • Innovation
  • Learning

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    Sielis, G. A., Tzanavari, A., & Papadopoulos, G. A. (2009). Enhancing the creativity process by adding context awareness in creativity support tools. In Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Applications and Services - 5th International Conference, UAHCI 2009 - Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings (PART 3 ed., Vol. 5616 LNCS, pp. 424-433). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5616 LNCS, No. PART 3). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02713-0_45