An increasing trend toward the digitalization of design practice and research on tools for augmenting creativity will encourage novel ways of designing in the future. Especially, tools for collecting and interacting with digital inspirational material present great opportunities for current design practice. However, the complex nature of such highly creative practice raises new challenges and questions in relation to such developments. We present three tools for inspiration seeking as a base for discussing open questions identified in our previous work. These tools vary in their agency within current practice for seeking and interacting with digital inspirational material to allow a wider scope of analysis. We intend to use these questions to discuss future guidelines for designing such tools and systems.
Published at DIS’18 Workshop: Designing interactive systems to support and augment creativity
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