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Creativity in Blended Interaction Spaces - CIBIS

Boost your C®Σ@10V!TY

The CIBIS creativity training package Boost your C®Σ@10V!TY [creativity] has been produced on a scientific basis, to help to enhance creative skills. The content is particularly relevant to courses concerned with innovation, design, architecture and the visual arts, but can also be used by linguists and social scientists to work on creativity in an exploratory, experimental and interdisciplinary context.

The training pack contains a variety of activities, which explore creative thinking based on three themes: 1. Ideas development, 2. Inspiration and 3. Creative constraints. Knowledge of these three themes is an important basis for developing and enhancing creative skills in both individual and collaborative processes. In addition to the three themes the pack includes an introduction and a collection of 28 exercises.  A set of slides for each of the three themes is expected to be available for download by late spring 2019.

The packages for the three themes are available for download:


Ideas development

  • Dove, G., Lundqvist, C. and Halskov, K. The Life Cycle of a Generative Design Metaphor. NordiCHI 2018. NordiCHI '18: 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction . New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2018. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018.

  • Lucero, A., Dalsgaard, P., Halskov, K., & Buur, J. (2015). Designing with cards. In P. Markopoulos, J.-B. Martens, J. Malins, K. Coninx, & A. Liapis (Eds.), Collaboration in creative design (pp. 211-243). Switzerland: Springer.

  • Onarheim, B., & Friis-Olivarius, M. (2013). Applying the neuroscience of creativity to creativity training. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7 (article 656). https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00656

  • Wiltschnig, S., Christensen, B. T., & Ball, L. J. (2013). Collaborative problem–solution co-evolution in creative design. Design Studies, 34(5), 515-542. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2013.01.002


  • Halskov, K. & Dalsgård, P.: Inspiration Card Workshops. In Proceedings of DIS 2006, (2-11).

  • Halskov, K. & Dalsgård, P.: The Emergence of Ideas: The interplay between sources of inspiration and emerging design concepts. Journal of CoDesign, vol 3 no 4 (185 – 211) 2007.

  • Halskov, K.: Kinds of inspiration in interaction design. Digital Creativity vol 21, 3, 2010, (186-196).

Creative constraints

  • Biskjær, M.B. and Halskov, K.: Decisive constraints as a creative resource in interaction design. Digital Creativity vol 25, 1, 2014, 27-61.

  • Biskjaer, M.M., Dalsgaard, P. and Halskov, K.: A constraint-based understanding of design spaces. In Proceedings Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '14), 2014. 453-462.