Bio

Alwin de Rooij studies how creativity works and can be enhanced. Focusing on the psychology and digitalization of creative work - his research contributes to the development of processes, methods and tools that support creativity and innovation in professional practice in art and design. Next to holding a tenured assistant professor position in Creativity Research at the Department of Communication and Cognition, Tilburg University; Alwin is an associate professor in Situated Art and Design at St. Joost School of Art and Design.

Expertise

  • Psychology of Creativity and Imagination
  • Human-AI Co-Creation
  • Creativity Support Tools

Courses

Recent publications

  1. A Wandering Mind is Not Always a Creative Mind: How Thought Dynamics …

    de Rooij, A., Atef, A., & Faber, M. (2024). A Wandering Mind is Not Always a Creative Mind: How Thought Dynamics Explain the Relationship between Mind Wandering and Creativity. The Journal of Creative Behavior. Advance online publication.
  2. Expecting the Unexpected: A Review of Surprise in Design Processes

    de Rooij, A., & Biskjaer, M. M. (Accepted/In press). Expecting the Unexpected: A Review of Surprise in Design Processes. Paper presented at Design Research Society conference, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
  3. Articulating (Uncertain) AI Futures of Artistic Practice - A Speculat…

    Ashby, S., Hanna, J., de Rooij, A., Kasprzak, M., Hoekstra, J., & Bos, S. (2023). Articulating (Uncertain) AI Futures of Artistic Practice: A Speculative Design and Manifesto Sprint Approach. 312-318. Poster session presented at ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition 2023.
  4. Artistic Process Futures and AI

    Ashby, S., Hanna, J., de Rooij, A., & Kasprzak, M. (2023, Dec). Artistic Process Futures and AI. Futures of Europe Press.
  5. Co-Creation with Social Robots

    de Rooij, A., & de Wit, J. (2023). Co-Creation with Social Robots. 12-13. Abstract from CLE Digital Creativity, Oslo, Norway. https://issuu.com/dacastudio/docs/cle_2023_abstracts_and_bios_booklet_v1.6_single_pa?fr=sNWQ0NzYwMzYwODA

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