Going Beyond the Brick: Assessing and Supporting Creativity Using AI-Powered Digital Games


To support creativity, one should first assess it accurately. New techniques such as stealth assessment that use digital environments (e.g. digital games) can be used to assess and support creativity. In this paper, I discuss my passion for creativity and how my academic journey in creativity research started. Then, I discuss key studies and papers I wrote with my colleagues (including my Ph.D. dissertation). Specifically, I discuss the effectiveness of digital games on creativity, the effectiveness of creativity support tools in digital games, and the stealth assessment of creativity in a Physics game. Finally, I conclude with the future directions of my research in these areas and other areas such as the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in assessing and supporting creativity.


Seyedahmad Rahimi
University of Florida