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Inspiration hunter: a software platform to support ideation in picture design

Bal, Gülce
Visual materials are commonly used in creative design process as source of inspiration. Nowadays, many of these materials became accessible on the web by means of the image search engines. In this thesis, we developed a platform that adds image hunt and style adaptation features to Adobe Photoshop which is popular among designers as a computer aided design tool. Designers can search via a keyword or an image without changing their working environment and reuse the search results by using the facilities of Adobe Photoshop. This platform also enables to search with designer's unfinished designs, so it can be used not only in the idea generation step but also in the implementation step. An experimental setup was used to determine the success of the platform and verbal data were collected from the users.