Design for Creativity | Creative Designs
Abstract: Dr. Ali Mazalek has spent over 15 years trying to get digital technologies to fit better into her physical world and life, rather than letting them drag her into the pixelated depths of her computer screens. At the same time, she has a deep interest in how computational media can support and enhance creative practices and processes, supporting new forms of expression and new ways of thinking and learning. Drawing from and building on theories of embodied cognition, she believes the key to design for creativity is in the way computational media can engage our minds and bodies together. In this talk, she’ll provide some perspectives on the emerging fields of tangible and embodied interaction, and highlight work from her lab that supports creativity and expression across the physical and digital worlds, for art and science disciplines alike.