Creative processes in collaborative mixed-reality environments: Stimulating invention and innovation through improvisation


Collaborative mixed-reality environments (CMRE) enable creative and learning processes through full-body interaction with spatially mediated ideas and concepts. Engineers utilize CMRE technologies to support their design processes but lack creative improvisation skills that artists employ to invent and innovate. This research studies the impact of artistic structured improvisation techniques (ASIT) in CMREs on engineering design education aiming to stimulate invention and innovation in an early stage of the process. The project combines theory and practice from the performing arts, human-computer interaction (HCI) and engineering to develop CMRE configurations, strategies for its creative implementation and an embodied immersive learning (EmIL) pedagogy.





J.P. Weijdom

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Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht


01/09/2019 tot 30/08/2024