A Group Creativity Support System for Dynamic Idea Evaluation

Frank Ulrich

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Abstract

Idea evaluation is necessary in most modern organizations to identify the level of novelty and usefulness of new ideas. However, current idea evaluation research hinders creativity by primarily supporting convergent thinking (narrowing down ideas to a few tangible solutions), while divergent thinking (the development of wildly creative and novel thoughts patterns) is discounted. In this paper, this current view of idea evaluation is challenged through the development of a prototype that supports dynamic idea evaluation. The prototype uses knowledge created during evaluative processes to facilitate divergent thinking in a Group Creativity Support System (GCSS) designed from state-of-the-art research. The prototype is interpretively explored through a field experiment in a Danish IS research department. Consequently, the prototype demonstrates the ability to including divergent thinking in GCSS driven idea evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordic Contributions in IS Research : 6th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2015, Oulu, Finland, August 9-12, 2015, Proceedings
Number of pages16
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2015
Pages137-151
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-21782-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-21783-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe Sixth Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS 2015): System design for, with and by users - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 9 Aug 201512 Aug 2015
http://scis2015.org/cfp_scis/

Conference

ConferenceThe Sixth Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS 2015)
CountryFinland
CityOulu
Period09/08/201512/08/2015
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume223
ISSN1865-1348

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    Ulrich, F. (2015). A Group Creativity Support System for Dynamic Idea Evaluation. In Nordic Contributions in IS Research: 6th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2015, Oulu, Finland, August 9-12, 2015, Proceedings (pp. 137-151). Springer. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol.. 223 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21783-3_10