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A DigitalCAT: A Fusion of Creativity Assessment Theory and HCI

July 14, 2016
Mark Lochrie

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Authors: Genevieve M. Cseh, Karl K. Jeffries, Mark Lochrie, Paul Egglestone, Allan A. Beattie
Abstract: As a 'gold standard' creativity assessment method, it is important to reflect on the digital future of Amabile's Consensual Assessment Technique (CAT). Over the past three decades, the CAT has given creativity researchers a formal tool on which to build a true science out of the subjective phenomenon of creativity in a vast range of domains. Research practice, however, has relied on primitive paper-based tools or only rudimentary digital technology. As a result, it is high time a more sophisticated, standardized research tool is developed to greatly facilitate future creativity research and assessment – a DigitalCAT – building on expertise from the design research, psychology and human-computer interaction (HCI) disciplines.

Where: British HCI 2016
Publication date: 13/07/2016
Document: pdf