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Exploring Text-to-Image Models with DreamSheets

Core Concepts
DreamSheets provides a platform for users to explore the vast space of Text-to-Image models through iterative prompt refinement and hyperparameter manipulation.
DreamSheets is a tool designed for exploring Text-to-Image models, allowing users to craft prompts and manipulate hyperparameters to generate images. Participants in studies utilized iterative prompt exploration, stochastic transformations with seeds, and non-stochastic parametric transformations with classifier-free guidance values to navigate the complex space of TTI models. DreamSheets offers an interface that supports large-scale comparison of results, enabling users to efficiently evaluate and iterate on their explorations. The tool allows for structured exploration strategies, such as semantic manipulations and parametric manipulations, to guide users towards desired outputs. Participants in studies leveraged the flexibility of DreamSheets to develop custom workflows and explore the capabilities of generative AI systems. The tool's support for iterative testing of prompts and hyperparameters proved valuable in sense-making and creative exploration.
4,737 calls were made to the TTI() image generation function during the preliminary lab study. Expert participants generated an average of 7,925 unique images over the course of the 2-week study. E5 used seed 7935 in future "vector graphics" style explorations. Participants utilized dynamic references to columns or rows with hyperparameter values to prototype a "slider" structure for evaluation.
"Do you know the same artists I do?" - Participant P11

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by Shm Garangan... at 03-04-2024
Prompting for Discovery

Deeper Inquiries

How can interfaces better support iterative prompt refinement for effective sense-making in TTI model exploration?

Interfaces can better support iterative prompt refinement by providing features that allow users to compare and evaluate the impact of each modification effectively. This includes enabling users to view a larger sample of results simultaneously, such as through a "small multiples" layout or a "contact sheet" style display. Additionally, interfaces should offer structured history-keeping functionalities that allow users to track and analyze their exploration history over time. Providing tools for reconfigurable and reusable structures within the interface, like dynamic references to hyperparameter values or global settings panels with regeneration options, can also enhance the iterative prompt refinement process.

How might semantic manipulations enhance user creativity and exploration within DreamSheets?

Semantic manipulations can enhance user creativity and exploration within DreamSheets by allowing users to make meaningful movements in prompt-space that translate into interesting areas of image-space. By manipulating language through functions like synonyms, antonyms, divergents, alternatives, embellishments, etc., users can introduce semantic modifications into their prompts. These modifications help users explore different stylistic elements, artistic movements, color schemes, subjects (e.g., animals), attributes (e.g., facial expressions), or narrative styles within their generated images. Semantic explorations enable users to experiment with various creative directions and refine their prompts towards desired visual outputs effectively.

What are the implications of using stochastic versus non-stochastic transformations in navigating TTI model spaces?

Using stochastic transformations through seed variations allows for quick evaluation of multiple versions of an image based on the same prompt but different starting noise patterns. This approach increases efficiency in exploring image space by revealing a larger area of output possibilities with each seed variation test. On the other hand, non-stochastic transformations like adjusting classifier-free-guidance (cfg) values provide more controlled influences on image generation outcomes based on specific parameters set by the user. Non-stochastic transformations are useful for depth explorations where repeated refinements are needed to achieve desired results systematically.