Creativity, Surprise & Design: An Introduction and Investigation

DS 73-1 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity Volume 1

Year: 2012
Editor: Duffy, A.; Nagai, Y.; Taura, T.
Author: Brown, D. C.
Section: Creativity
Page(s): 75-86


This paper weaves together some of the basic ideas about surprise, and creativity, in the context of design. Situations in which design surprise might occur are identified, and a few are discussed in more detail. The goal is to identify areas where additional theoretical, experimental and computational research might be beneficial, leading to the ultimate goal of computational design systems which produce artifacts that are judged to be creative.

Keywords: creativity, design, surprise


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