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Towards a Creativity Support Tool for Facilitating Students’ Creative Thinking on Writing Tasks

Swathi Krishnaraja; Thiemo Wambsganss; Paola Mejia; Niels Pinkwart
In: René Röpke; Ulrik Schroeder (Hrsg.). 21. Fachtagung Bildungstechnologien (DELFI). Fachtagung Bildungstechnologien (DELFI), Pages 231-236, Gesellschaft für Informatik eV, 2023.


Creative thinking is one of the key skills of human intelligence that leads to the generation of valuable and novel ideas. It is also considered essential for developing students' capabilities and their cognition. While recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies have been shown to promote critical thinking, learner interfaces that support the 'creative thinking' of students are scarce. In this work, we present a design system for facilitating students9 creative writing abilities. We follow a learner-centered design methodology, and evaluate the design system functionally, visually, and for accessibility, with a group of twelve students as representative users. The results show that designing alongside the target audience helps to rapidly identify user needs, individual preferences, and diverse viewpoints, and shows that the designed system performs better in all tested aspects including learner satisfaction, ownership, and self-efficacy.