Boosting creativity with interactive technology

Oct 04, 2011

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 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, 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 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.

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ArtflDgr
1.4 / 5 (9) Oct 04, 2011
ANYTHING but admit that some of us are wired better for something over others... ok in basketball... not elsewhere...
FrankHerbert
4.4 / 5 (56) Oct 12, 2011
You are such a racist piece of shit. This is obviously a pattern with you. I'm pointing out all of your similar posts and encouraging everyone to report them.
Noumenon
3.5 / 5 (74) Oct 12, 2011
What did he mean? I couldn't understand his post in relation to the article. What race was mentioned?
FrankHerbert
4.5 / 5 (57) Oct 12, 2011
I'll translate what he said. He's implying that 1) there are significant differences between races (racist) and 2) blacks get special treatment in popular discourse (basketball is code). I don't know of anyone who talks about blacks dominating basketball other than comedians and racists trying to prove a point.

Anyway, his whining is infuriating because it's not like anyone is stopping him from being a raging racist retard. Check these comments out http://medicalxpr...lth.html

how about sub sahara africans score lower on IQ, and those who score lower on IQ also take care of themselves less, and go to the doctor less, and are less able to understand treatment regimens?


"Africans aren't just dumb, they stink too!"... I wish I was making this up.

So final translation: "I'm on the verge of tears because [strawman] gets to say blacks are good at basketball, but I can't say whites are naturally smarter (without evidence of course)."

FrankHerbret
3.3 / 5 (12) Oct 12, 2011
Sorry I was really just trolling when I mentioned racism. There is no such thing as racism as it should be taken for granted that whites are superior and that africans are indeed dumb and smell bad.
Noumenon
3.4 / 5 (76) Oct 13, 2011
@The Real FrankHerbert,

Oh, I understand now, thanks. Yes, racism is borderline evil or at best ignorance IMO. However the definition has become almost meaningless through dilution by the PC and perpetual-victim crowd, which is why I wanted clarification.

However, it is NOT racist to just notice factual things about an identifiable group of people. Much of what is deemed racist in this liberal mindless-PC world is merely natural human reaction to experiences, which leads to bigotry (many times justified), not racism.

Racism is when one puts forth that a particular race is intrinsically inferior, irrespective of historical circumstances. Those people only site statistics to justify their ignorance, which as you rightly pointed out the OP seems to have done.
Noumenon
3.4 / 5 (76) Oct 13, 2011
,....for example, I can state (without being a racist or bigot) that black youth in the USA for the most part, are in a deplorable condition largely due to themselves and democrats convincing them they are perpetual victims and require special considerations. Further, I can state that constantly lowering the bar to accommodate "liberal-fairness" and to "level the playing field" so they can compete,.. is in itself clearly racism, as it presumes an intrinsic inability a-priori.

This liberal minded tenant does a disservice to these people. Convincing them one generation after another that they are victims of white mans society,... making it easier and easier to be on welfare ensuring poverty is generational,.. NOT addressing (in fact hiding) facts like 70% of blacks being born without a father in the home,... and lowering the bar so they can "compete" with "the white man" ,.. is the worst form of poison and is modern enslavement which can only serve to weaken them.
FrankHerbert
4.6 / 5 (54) Oct 13, 2011
Before you launched into your diatribe on liberalism and intentional muddying of the definition of racism, it wasn't really clear what your opinion on ArtflDgr is. Care to make it so? If you do disagree with him, I find it odd you spent about 5x as much space seemingly defending him as (very weakly and ambiguously if at all) repudiating him.
Noumenon
3.1 / 5 (88) Oct 13, 2011
... it wasn't really clear what your opinion on ArtflDgr is. Care to make it so? If you do disagree with him, I find it odd you spent about 5x as much space seemingly defending him as (very weakly and ambiguously if at all) repudiating him.


If you didn't have a reading comprehension problem you may took note of the following two sentences;

Those people only site statistics to justify their ignorance, which as you rightly pointed out the OP seems to have done.


And this one,...

... racism is borderline evil or at best ignorance IMO


I asked for clarification, which you provided,.. I then thanked you for it and agreed with your position wrt the op (original poster). I then explained why I asked for clarification. Do you need sock puppets?
Noumenon
3.5 / 5 (75) Oct 13, 2011
Before you launched into your diatribe on liberalism and intentional muddying of the definition of racism....,


MY post was clearly aimed at those who intentionally muddy the definition of "Racism". For you to turn around and make that claim against me is absurd. If you're not willing to see the difference between ..

1) one who thinks a race is intrinsically inferior irrespective of historical circumstance,.. and

2) one who experiences and reacts naturally to glarimg facts about a race, but acknowledges historical and social causes.

,.. then it's clear to me that you want these meanings to be blurred. The last thing a liberal wants is clear definitions.

I was also commenting on the article if it's ok with you.
FrankHerbert
4.6 / 5 (54) Oct 13, 2011
2) one who experiences and reacts naturally to glarimg facts about a race, but acknowledges historical and social causes.


I'm not really understanding this. Do you mean societies instead of races? Races to me don't seem like something that have 'histories'. Races are genetic. Societies have histories that can be compared but not races. From a historical standpoint, races are too ancient. Too much of their existence predates history. There is no record to compare.

Do you have some examples? Like "Race A is better at X than Race B and here's evidence so I'm not just a crazy racist." You actually use the word "glaring" so I'm assuming you don't have any actual studies to back up what you're going to say, but I'd still like to hear it. The only road I can really see this going down is something along the lines of juxtaposing the modern first world and third world and concluding with "lol". I give you enough credit to know this is below you, so what do you mean?
Noumenon
3.4 / 5 (76) Oct 13, 2011
Do you mean societies instead of races? Races to me don't seem like something that have 'histories'.
Blacks were targeted for slavery by western racist society,.. then oppressed for another century. Jews were like wise targeted on account of their race. Both of these examples qualify as #1 as they were considered intrinsically inferior.
Noumenon
3.4 / 5 (76) Oct 13, 2011
Do you have some examples? Like "Race A is better at X than Race B and here's evidence so I'm not just a crazy racist." You actually use the word "glaring" so I'm assuming you don't have any actual studies to back up what you're going to say


Wrt #2 above, the point was never about "Race A is better at X than Race B", so your question if off topic. I'm saying people are called "racist" far too flippantly. The charge is used for polical reasons by the left. The word should have a clearly defined meaning because many suffered by racism,.. but instead it is not respected and the charge of racism is abused.
Noumenon
3.5 / 5 (75) Oct 13, 2011
Another example is that you (FrankHerbert) called paulthebassguy a racist for saying something like "Chinese people all look the same". No, that is NOT racist. That is simply noticing something factual and then having a natural reaction to it.
paulthebassguy
1.3 / 5 (60) Oct 13, 2011
All above comments are off-topic. This race debate has nothing to do with "boosting creativity with interactive technology".

Frank, stop trolling.
FrankHerbert
4.6 / 5 (55) Oct 13, 2011
Lol so it's "factual" that "Chinese people all look the same." Listen to yourself.

You

are

a

racist.

Congratulations.
Noumenon
3.4 / 5 (77) Oct 13, 2011
To westerners that may he the case, obviously. You're too mush-headed to know what "racism" even means.
Noumenon
Oct 16, 2011
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Noumenon
3.5 / 5 (75) Oct 17, 2011
The troll FrankHubris PM's just to call me a "pitiful racist".

To which I respond,..

Frank, grow up and stop with this hypersensitive PC non-sense. The racism charge is just another political fraud of the left. Everytime you falsely charge one of racism, you dilute the significance and meaning of the word and disrespect those that actually suffered from historical racism. The only reason such slander works in politics is because generally people are NOT racists and don't want others to think of them as such.

I defined what racism is above, you can't comprehend the difference,... you're more interested in victim-hood. Typical PC mush headed left.