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Gong, Z., & Georgiev, G. V. (2020). LITERATURE REVIEW: EXISTING METHODS USING VR TO ENHANCE CREATIVITY. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2020). Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity.

Literature review : existing methods using VR to enhance creativity

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Author: Gong, Zhengya1; Georgiev, Georgi V.1
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: The Design Society, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-09-02


Virtual reality (VR) technology has introduced a range of equipment, contexts, and stimuli with possible applications in the context of design creativity. In response, recent studies have investigated VR as a tool that can be applied to enhance creativity. As a part of such research, this paper reviews existing studies and provides a state-of-the-art literature review based on the componential theory of creativity. Based on studies that investigate the use VR to enhance creativity, we found that VR can be used to improve specific factors to enhance creativity, and a natural environment can be considered a positive factor for enhancing creativity. Therefore, we propose a hypothesis that VR technology could be a useful method to simulate nature for enhancing creativity; experimentation based on the hypothesis is expected to be conducted in the future.

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ISBN: 978-1-912254-11-8
Pages: 117 - 124
DOI: 10.35199/ICDC.2020.15
Host publication: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2020). 26-28 August 2020, Oulu, Finland
Host publication editor: Boujut, Jean-François
Cascini, Gaetano
Ahmed-Kristensen, Saeema
Georgiev, Georgi V.
Iivari, Netta
Conference: International Conference on Design Creativity
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This study has been financially supported by Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927). We would like to thank Dr. Vijayakumar Nanjappan for the discussions on the revised version of the manuscript.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © The Authors 2020. Creative Commons licence, type CC-BY-NC (Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence).