A computational model of collaborative creativity: a meta-design approach

Amit Banerjee*, Juan C. Quiroz, Sushil J. Louis

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


The role of collaboration in the realm of social creativity has been the focus of cutting edge research in design studies. In this paper, the authors investigate the role of collaboration in the process of creative design and propose a computational model of creativity based on the newly proposed meta-design approach. Meta-design is a unique participatory approach to design that deals with opening up of design solution spaces, and is aimed at creating a viable social platform for collaborative design. A metadesign- based collaborative approach to the design process may achieve ET-creativity by expanding the conceptual space of design beyond what would have been possible by individual, non-collaborative design. The model has been implemented using interactive genetic algorithms, which casts the design problem as an optimization problem and uses a set of collaborative users for subjective fitness evaluation. The design problems investigated include the collaborative design of architectural floorplans and editorial design of brochures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultidisciplinary studies in knowledge and systems science
EditorsGuangfei Yang
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781466639997
ISBN (Print)1466639989, 9781466639980
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This is a reprint of an article that appeared in the International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (2011) Vol. 2(2). pp. 68-87. Which can be found at doi: 10.4018/jkss.2011040105


Dive into the research topics of 'A computational model of collaborative creativity: a meta-design approach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this