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"In Search of Design Inspiration: A Semantic-based Retrieval in Support" (Dr. Rossi Setchi) will be held on Thursday, December 16th..

[Date] Thursday, December 16th, 2010 14:00-15:00
[Theme] In Search of Design Inspiration: A Semantic-based Retrieval in Support of Concept Design
[Lecturer] Dr. Rossi Setchi (Cardiff University, UK)
[Place] Room 013, IB-building, Nagoya University
Sources of inspiration help designers to define the context of their designs and reflect on the emotional impact of their new products. By observing and interpreting sources of inspiration, designers form vocabularies of terms, pallets of colours, or mood boards with images, which express their feelings, inspire their creativity and help them communicate design concepts. This talk focuses on the use of semantic technology for developing computational tools in support of designers’ creativity. In particular, it will highlight the importance of providing designers with a degree of diversity, ambiguity and uncertainty in the information gathering and idea generation process.
In her talk, Dr Setchi will also highlight the potential of semantic technology in interpreting aspects of human behaviour that cannot be explained by traditional methods. In particular, the latest research in computational creativity, emotional intelligence, and affective computing demonstrates that models of creativity and emotions can be used to model imagination: a phenomenon that has, until now, remained
outside the reach of AI research. Computational imagination will challenge traditional AI as a discipline and will change its nature by introducing ‘real-world reasoning’ which is highly situated and contextualised. Another challenge is associated with the development of appropriate reasoning techniques for generating sequences of semantically linked scenes, expressed both visually and linguistically.

Dates:Thursday, December 16th, 2010 14:00-15:00