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Investigating visual analogies for visual insight problems

Sas, Corina and Luchian, Eric and Ball, Linden (2010) Investigating visual analogies for visual insight problems. In: DESIRE '10 Proceedings of the 1st DESIRE Network Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design. Desire Network, Lancaster, pp. 90-100.

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    Abstract

    Much research has focused on the impact of analogies in insight problem solving, but less work has investigated how the visual analogies for insight are actually constructed. Thus, it appears that in the search for their facilitative impact on the incubation effect, the understanding of what makes good visual analogies has somehow been lost. This paper presents preliminary work of constructing a set of 6 visual analogies and evaluating their impact on solving the visual problem of eight coins. Findings suggest that in visual analogies, the insight cues are the most beneficial ones, especially when integrated, and that depth cues are important surface aspects in facilitating incubation effect. Our findings support the facilitative cue theory and replicate previous outcomes on the importance of impasse experience as a prerequisite for analogical transfer.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Visual insight problem ; Visual analogies ; incubation effect
    Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
    B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
    ID Code: 42608
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 10 Feb 2011 18:49
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2014 09:07
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/42608

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