An Interactive Device for Dream Journal to Help Creative Inspiration

  • 徐 苑齡

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

Previous studies found a correlation between dreams and creativity If having a good use of dreams dreams might bring a breakthrough from non-logic thinking of brain This research aimed to develop a dream journal for recording ideas within dreams We analyzed recording habits from dream reports defended a recording flow and designed interview question using the AEIOU framework In the focus group first we collected design key words from dream report writers then participants grouped the key words into 20 criteria and 5 factors; furthermore defined relationship and importance order of criteria The 5 factors were: Intuitive (Intuitive recording methods) Interruption (Record interruptions) Contents (Components of dreams) Interface (Details of dream recording) and Occasion (Timing to record dreams) Participants developed concepts based on criteria and this research purposed a final idea and made a prototype The prototype turned key words spoken by users to images The images were edited into image boards and projected on ceiling When users ran out of inspirations they took a look at dream journal to come out new ideas Evaluation test hold in Sleep Lab This research found that the criteria had a strong positive relationship with usability and creative support level Besides participants’ heart beat variability had no significant differences between sleeping phase and prototype operation phase The prototype did not cause significant burden to users
Date of Award2015 Oct 23
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorFong-Gong Wu (Supervisor)

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An Interactive Device for Dream Journal to Help Creative Inspiration
苑齡, 徐. (Author). 2015 Oct 23

Student thesis: Master's Thesis