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Investigating visual analogies for visual insight problems

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Published

Publication date2010
Host publicationDESIRE '10 Proceedings of the 1st DESIRE Network Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design
Place of publicationLancaster
PublisherDesire Network
Pages90-100
Number of pages11
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceDESIRE Network Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design
CityAarhus, Denamrk
Period16/08/1017/08/10

Conference

ConferenceDESIRE Network Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design
CityAarhus, Denamrk
Period16/08/1017/08/10

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.