Experiments in objet trouvé browsing

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Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC-10
DatePublished - 2010
Pages238-247
Number of pages10
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We report on two experiments to study the use of a graphic design tool for generating and selecting image filters, in which the aesthetic preferences that the user expresses whilst browsing filtered images drives the filter generation process. In the first experiment, we found evidence for the idea that intelligent employment of the user's preferences when generating filters can improve the overall quality of the designs produced, as assessed by the users themselves. The results also suggest some user behaviours related to the fidelity of the image filters, i.e., how much they alter the image they are applied to. A second experiment tested whether evolutionary techniques which manage fidelity would be preferred by users. Our results did not support this hypothesis, which opens up interesting questions about how user preferences can be intelligently employed in browsing-based design tools.

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