De Montfort Creativity Assistant

The De Montfort Creativity Assistant is a tool designed by Sascha Westendorf and Keno Buss to help develop creative ideas in a transdisciplinary multimedia context, based upon the thesis that “creativity is an emergent property”. The intention is to first understand the stages that creative people move through in their journeys of exploration, discovery, innovation, and composition. The well-established path from preparation to incubation to illumination and verification is a good starting point, but more elaborate models are needed to guide software design for individual and social creativity support, and to deal with the controversial question of how such creativity support tools can be evaluated.

The De Montfort Creativity Assistant toolkit is available from

dmu-ca.ioct.dmu.ac.uk/

where you may find reviews, reports, a guided tour and facilities for feedback/questions.