Creativity and aesthetics of data & AI


About this course

The course is structured along three lines. The first two lines can run in parallel, with the following activities:

  • lectures and individual readings on different learning models for artificial intelligence (e.g. learning by example, conditioning, mirroring, reinforcement)
  • group discussions on the relevance of these models for creativity and aesthetics in the real world
  • lectures and individual readings of different philosophies, theories, design frameworks and design cases related to creativity and everyday aesthetics.
  • group discussions on the relevance of creativity and aesthetics for artificial intelligence

The third line will combine and integrate the knowledge of the first two lines to give ‘form’, beauty, expression and meaning to user experiences as they are shaped by data and artificial intelligence.
The activities in the third line are: envisioning, designing, prototyping, and design critiques.

Course Deliverables:
Annotated Portfolio, Visionary Prototype(s), Personal Reflection
The assessment will be based on Rubrics

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding the opportunities for the ‘form giving’ of learning, adaptation, personalization (“human”) and de-personalization (“post-human”) strategies for Artificial Intelligence.\
  • Understanding the opportunities of Data and Artificial Intelligence for Creativity and Aesthetics.
  • Identifying opportunities and requirements of AI specific for design.
  • Developing a critical perspective on the limitations and implications of Artificial Intelligence for the creation and aesthetics of everyday products, systems, and services.
  • Realizing visionary high-definition scenarios to direct the future of Industrial Design.

Required prior knowledge

You must meet the following requirements

Link to more information

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  • Start date

    3 February 2025

    • Ends
      6 April 2025
    • Term *
      Block GS3
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    • Register between
      15 Nov, 00:00 - 5 Jan 2025
    Enrolment starts in 115 days
These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University