We describe an experiment in using IBM’s Watson tool in a Georgia Tech Spring 2015 class on computational creativity. The semester-long projects in the class used Watson as a tool to develop cognitive assistants in support of biologically inspired design, a well-established paradigm for design creativity. In this paper, we describe the experiment in using Watson as a creativity support tool and present two projects in detail. We draw lessons for using Watson for constructing cognitive assistants to support design creativity.
Goel, A., Awasthy, P., Creeden, B., Kumble, M., Salunke, S., Sarathy, S., ... & Wiltgen, B. (2016). Using Watson for Supporting Design Creativity. In DS86: Proceedings of The Fourth International Conference on Design Creativity, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.