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Motor expressions as creativity support: Exploring the potential for physical interaction

de Rooij, A. & Jones, S. (2013). Motor expressions as creativity support: Exploring the potential for physical interaction. Paper presented at the 27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013), 9 - 13 September 2013, Brunel University, London.


This research explores the effects of physical interactions designed on the basis of motor expressions to support creative ideation in creativity support technologies. The presented research looks into the effects on creative ideation of incompatibility between motor expressions and problem situations, and appraisals of (un)pleasantness. We report the results of a preliminary study which suggests that affective incompatibility between a problem situation and a motor expression benefits creative ideation, and that pleasantness motor expressions enhance task enjoyment, which in turn leads to a beneficial effect on the originality of ideas generated. Based on these results, we conclude with two new directions for the design of physical interactions with novel creativity support technologies.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Publisher Keywords: Affective Computing, Cognitive Appraisal Theory, Creativity Support, Ideation, Embodied Interaction
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Departments: Interdisciplinary Centres > Creativity in Professional Practice
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