Understanding exploratory creativity in a visual domain

  title={Understanding exploratory creativity in a visual domain},
  author={Kyle E. Jennings and Dean Keith Simonton and Stephen E. Palmer},
  booktitle={C\&C '11},
This paper describes a computerized aesthetic composition task that is based on a "creativity as search" metaphor. The technique collects detailed, moment-to-moment data about people's search behavior, which can help open the "black box" that separates independent variables that influence creativity from their outcomes. We first describe the technique and provide a detailed theoretical framework. Then, we discuss how the technique is typically applied, describe several in-progress studies, and… 

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