Second Look: Combining Wearable Computing and Crowdsourcing to Support Creative Writing

TitleSecond Look: Combining Wearable Computing and Crowdsourcing to Support Creative Writing
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsCampos, P., F. Gonçalves, M. Martins, M. Campos, and P. Freitas
Conference NameProceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational [Acceptance rate: 25%]
Date Published10/2014
PublisherACM
Conference LocationHelsinki
ISBN Number978-1-4503-2542-4
Keywordsaugmented reality, creative writing tools, creativity support tools, crowdsourcing, glassware, google glass, wearable computing
AbstractWe present "Second Look", a platform for helping people, in particular creative writers, to overcome writer's block. This ubiquitous platform combines augmented reality (Google Glass and AR markers), ubiquitous computing (mobile phones), and crowdsourcing in order to improve the creativity, focus and performance of creative writers. A primary challenge in developing and evaluating creativity support tools is that we are not able to detect when a person is being creative. Our approach improves current ones by exploring the "in-the-moment" creativity and supporting it with adaptive ubiquitous technologies that try to keep people in a creative experience peak for a longer period of time
URLhttp://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2639189.2670250
DOI10.1145/2639189.2670250