Affective support for the creative user

Priyamvada Tripathi, Winslow Burleson

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Abstract

The relationship between affect and creativity represents an intriguing opportunity for creativity support tools. A fine grain model that links affect with creativity can lead to development of feedback environments that maximize a user's effectiveness and creative output. In this paper, we present an empirical study that will lead us to formulation of such environments for affective support of the user. Five members in a research group reported their daily affect and creativity using an online social science survey. In addition, they used a PDA liken social sensing device called socioscopes that captured their affective and social behavior patterns. The results show that creativity is positively correlated with positive affect. Furthermore, person's speech and movement profiles are also significantly correlated with creativity. More studies are planned for future that will refine these results. Based on these empirical investigations, we propose that creativity support tools will benefit by actively considering the impact of affect on the creative process. Physiological and behavioral sensors can serve an important role in providing this measurement. The proposed research lays the foundation for future work in development of such affect driven real time measurement and modulation systems for creativity support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationC and C 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages407-408
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781605584034
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2009
Event7th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2009 - Berkeley, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2009Oct 30 2009

Publication series

NameC and C 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition

Other

Other7th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBerkeley
Period10/27/0910/30/09

Keywords

  • Affective computing
  • Creativity
  • Creativity support tools
  • Social sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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