• Augmenting creative design thinking using networks of concepts

      Georgiev, Georgi; Yamada, Kaori; Taura, Toshiharu; Kostakos, Vassilis; Pouke, Matti; Tzvetanova Yung, Sylvia; Ojala, Timo; University of Oulu; Kobe University; University of Bedfordshire (IEEE Computer Society, 2017-04-06)
      Here we propose an interactive system to augment creative design thinking using networks of concepts in a virtual reality environment. We discuss how to augment the human capacity to be creative through dynamic suggestions providing new and original ideas, based on specific semantic network characteristics. We outline directions to explore the structures of the concept network and their connection to creative concept generation. It is expected that augmented creative thinking will allow the user to have more original ideas and thus be more innovative.