WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Computer Science Department
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AIDG Topics - Fall 2003


The group meets on Thursdays at 1:00-2:00 pm in FL 246, Beckett Conference Room.

An introductory reading will be:

Some introductory readings may be taken from:

These readings are available if you are logged onto a wpi.edu domain computer.

Other papers will be distributed at the AIDG meetings and will also be available in the AIDG mailbox in the CS Dept. office.


Dates and topics for this semester are as follows:

Sept 11
Open Discussion about Creativity, and Creative Design.

Sept 18
Intelligent Computer-Aided Design (.html)

Sept 25
Selected reading from M.Boden 1990, 1994 or 2000.

Oct 2
Categorizing Creative Systems, by Geraint A. Wiggins.

Oct 9
Design, Analogy, and Creativity (.pdf)

Oct 16
Functional Reasoning in Design (.pdf)

Oct 23
Computer Models of Creativity, by Margaret A. Boden.
from "Handbook of Creativity", (Ed.) R. J. Sternberg, CUP, 1999.

Oct 30
Computer Models of Creativity, by Margaret A. Boden.
from "Handbook of Creativity", (Ed.) R. J. Sternberg, CUP, 1999.

Nov 6
Analysis of Creative Products: Review and Synthesis, by Susan P. Besemer & Donald J. Treffinger.
from "Creativity Assessment: readings and resources", (Eds.) G. J. Puccio & M. C. Murdock, The CEF Press, 1999.

Nov 13
(Postponed)
Experimental Studies of Creativity, by Mark A. Runco & Shawn O. Sakamoto.
from "Handbook of Creativity", (Ed.) R. J. Sternberg, CUP, 1999.

Nov 20
No meeting?

Nov 27
No meeting?

Dec 4
Open Discussion about how theories of Creativity can assist with design tool or methodology development.

Dec 11
No meeting?


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AIDG Coordinator / Tue, 2 Dec 2003 20:24:01