Opportunities for Computational Creativity in a Therapeutic Context

Lee Cheatley, Wendy Moncur, Alison Pease

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The question of why and for whom we build creative systems is becoming increasingly relevant. We argue that one potential application area is in therapeutic fields. We investigate the reminiscence practices of 13 bereaved participants; exploring possessions used to support reminiscence; interactions with them, and participants’ receptiveness to computational creativity (CC) being used to support them. We use our findings to identify 10 provisional design recommendations for CC in a bereavement context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Creativity
EditorsKazjon Grace, Michael Cook, Dan Ventura, Mary Lou Maher
PublisherAssociation for Computational Creativity
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789895416011
ISBN (Print)9789895416011
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event10th International Conference on Computational Creativity - UNC, Charlotte, United States
Duration: 17 Jun 201921 Jun 2019


Conference10th International Conference on Computational Creativity
Abbreviated titleICCC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • Human computer interaction
  • Computational Creativity
  • Bereavement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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