A Hindrance or an Aid?: The Impact of User Interface on Ideation in Computer-Mediated Drawing
2014 (English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Users’ performance in ideation during computer-mediated creative drawing can be affected by the design of a computer’s User Interface (UI). This paper presents results from a series of empirical comparative studies in which participants were presented with a creative drawing task and their ideation performance was measured in terms of the number and quality of ideas created with the use of three different input methods (mouse, stylus-, and touch-input), or two graphical UIs (GUIs). The results showed no significant differences between the different computer input methods, or between the simple and more complex GUI. However, when present in combination, these test conditions can be expected to create cumulative effects, which might explain the substantial differences observed in previous research on computerized creative drawing tasks. Quality-quantity trade-off and a new form of operational bias were observed and their effects on user satisfaction and ideation performance are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
idea generation, evaluation, comparison, creativity, TTCT, figural, drawing, quality, quantity, ideas, user interface, mouse, pen, stylus, touch
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject Human-Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-220880OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-220880DiVA: diva2:706856