Dream Journal Design for Creative Inspiration Recording

Yuan Ling Hsu, Fong Gong Wu

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Previous studies confirmed the correlation between dream and creativity. If we can make good use of our dreams, they may bring our big breakthrough through non-logic thinking state of brain. This study is aim to develop a dream journal or dream recording device that for recording ideas in dreams. Through analyzing the participants’ writing habits of dream reports to define the criteria of dream journal design. First this study implemented one week dream report experiment to observe the recording behaviors of participants. In the focus group method, this study collected about 77 dream journal design key words from both the interview and the participants’ advices. After that, using KJ technique to organize the key words and come out 5 design criteria in result. Base on the criteria and the result that discussed with the participants, this study presented a dream journal prototype. It uses the voice to record users’ creative dreams. The sensor on pillow controls the power of the dream journal device and adjusts its projection. Users make the dream image board with voice input and edit contents with gestures. After finishing recording dreams, the dream journal device shows dream image lights. Users can print out the dream journal or share them to others. If users run out of inspirations, they can take a look at dream journal to help them come out with some new ideas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6321-6328
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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