Interaction in creative tasks: ideation, representation and evaluation in composition

Tim Coughlan, Peter Johnson

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Abstract

The design of tools for creative activities affects the creative processes and output of users. In this paper we consider how an understanding of creative interaction can inform the design of support tools in a creative domain, and where creative needs cross domain boundaries. Using observations of musical composers we analyse the theoretical approaches to understanding creativity and their use to HCI. Cycles of ideation and evaluation are suggested as atomic elements of creative interactions, with the representation of ideas a central activity for individual and collaborating composers. A model of collaborative composition was developed, along with an analysis of the representational types used in the domain. This led to the design and evaluation of a prototype Sonic Sketchpad for musical idea representation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '06 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages531-540
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1595933727
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
EventProceedings of Conference on Human factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2006, Interact, Inform, Inspire - Montreal
Duration: 1 Apr 2006 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of Conference on Human factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2006, Interact, Inform, Inspire
CityMontreal
Period1/04/06 → …

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    Coughlan, T., & Johnson, P. (2006). Interaction in creative tasks: ideation, representation and evaluation in composition. In CHI '06 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 531-540). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1124772.1124854