Boosting creativity with interactive technology
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg show that interactive technology generates new ways of seeing, showing and creating. The new technology boosts creativity.
Jonas Ivarsson, Docent (Reader) at the Department of Education, Communication and Learning at the University of Gothenburg, has used students of architecture to study how new tools affect the specific abilities students develop in school.
Within the research project Studying learning and representational technologies in design, supported by the Swedish Research Council, Ivarsson observed and video documented the students’ progress. He analysed their speech, gestures and tools, as well as the many objects they used.
The results of their work are in many ways similar to those of previous generations, but the work process has changed significantly,’ says Ivarsson.
New design process
Modern computer technology makes it possible to test new design ideas with a very high level of visual realism.
‘It has changed the entire design process and therefore the very nature of the architect’s work. Now there is more time for discussion and for additional cycles in the design process,’ says Ivarsson.
According to the students’ teachers, the decrease in the time required to produce a drawing has had another effect as well: the students do not need to put the same effort into planning a drawing as they used to. In the past, they had to do a lot of preparatory paper and pencil work to for example choose the right perspective.
For further information please contact Jonas Ivarsson:
Telephone: +46 (0)31 786 24 73, +46 (0)766 18 24 73
Helena Aaberg | idw
The most recent press releases about innovation >>>
Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:
Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.
Methane is primarily the result of the decomposition of organic matter. The gas has a 25 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide, but is not as...
Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key step towards more efficient energy conversion in the hydrogen industry of tomorrow.
As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton...
Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have establised "Cosmowebportal", a unique data centre for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding several hundred terabytes. Scientists worldwide can interactively explore these complex simulations via a web interface and directly access the results.
With current telescopes, scientists can observe our Universe’s galaxies and galaxy clusters and their distribution along an invisible cosmic web. From the...
Temperature measurements possible even on the smallest scale / Molecular ruby for use in material sciences, biology, and medicine
Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with researchers of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)...
Germany counts high-precision manufacturing processes among its advantages as a location. It’s not just the aerospace and automotive industries that require almost waste-free, high-precision manufacturing to provide an efficient way of testing the shape and orientation tolerances of products. Since current inline measurement technology not yet provides the required accuracy, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is collaborating with four renowned industry partners in the INSPIRE project to develop inline sensors with a new accuracy class. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the project is scheduled to run until the end of 2019.
New Manufacturing Technologies for New Products