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Title
Exploring Tabletops as an Effective Tool to Foster Creativity Traits
Authors
Alejandro Catalá Bolós
Javier Jaén Martínez
Betsy van Dijk
Sergi Jordà
Published in
ACM Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) conference, pp. 143-150 (Full paper acceptance rate: 17%. ERA CORE Tier A) - 2012
Abstract
Creativity is a relevant characteristic for people's development as it facilitates the generation of new ideas and innovation processes. Although technology has played an important role on creativity stimulation, it still needs to be explored for a better understanding and support in the context of information and communication technologies. In this paper a basic creativity assessment model is presented and an empirical study has been conducted whose aim is to get insight into whether an interactive surface as base technology for collaborative creative tasks is promising in terms of both collaboration and creativity traits. In the study two tabletop-based platforms (a digitally-augmented, and a physical-only without computer mediation) were involved to solve a problem consisting of creating Rube-Goldberg machines. From these experiments, we have observed that in terms of creativity traits, interactive surfaces seem promising as groups working in the digital platform showed significantly more performance in fluency of thinking, were more motivated, and novelty was found near to significance. Also some issues related to collaboration and interaction were analyzed. In particular, the co-operation, the retrial fine adjustment, and the dominance showed that the properties of an interactive surface tabletop suits better for facilitating the sharing of objects and participation in conditions of co-operation by co-located participants.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:386,
        title =  "Exploring Tabletops as an Effective Tool to Foster Creativity Traits",
        author = "Alejandro Catalá Bolós and Javier Jaén Martínez and Betsy van Dijk and Sergi Jordà",
        booktitle = "ACM Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) conference, pp. 143-150 (Full paper acceptance rate: 17%. ERA CORE Tier A)",
        year = "2012",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/",
        url = "10.1145/2148131.2148163",
        abstract = "Creativity is a relevant characteristic for people's development as it facilitates the generation of new ideas and innovation processes. Although technology has played an important role on creativity stimulation, it still needs to be explored for a better understanding and support in the context of information and communication technologies. In this paper a basic creativity assessment model is presented and an empirical study has been conducted whose aim is to get insight into whether an interactive surface as base technology for collaborative creative tasks is promising in terms of both collaboration and creativity traits. In the study two tabletop-based platforms (a digitally-augmented, and a physical-only without computer mediation) were involved to solve a problem consisting of creating Rube-Goldberg machines. From these experiments, we have observed that in terms of creativity traits, interactive surfaces seem promising as groups working in the digital platform showed significantly more performance in fluency of thinking, were more motivated, and novelty was found near to significance. Also some issues related to collaboration and interaction were analyzed. In particular, the co-operation, the retrial fine adjustment, and the dominance showed that the properties of an interactive surface tabletop suits better for facilitating the sharing of objects and participation in conditions of co-operation by co-located participants."
}