Supporting creativity with awareness in distributed collaboration

Umer Farooq, John Carroll, Craig H. Ganoe

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Abstract

Based on qualitative analysis of three groups collaborating on a research task in a distributed setting, we identify four breakdowns in creativity: (1) Minority ideas were under-considered; (2) Novel ideas were easily lost; (3) There was a lack of critical evaluation of perspectives; (4) Reflexivity was weak during convergence. We propose two design strategies, illustrated with mock-ups, to support creativity with awareness: (1) Automatically summarize and recommend ideational activities from system logs; (2) Allow collaborators to enter status of work activity, making these activity updates visible on social and temporal dimensions. Our analysis also suggests an integrated framework of metrics to evaluate creativity as a long-term collaborative activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGROUP'07 - Proceedings of the 2007 International ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work
Pages31-40
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 International ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP'07 - Sanibel Island, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2007Nov 7 2007

Publication series

NameGROUP'07 - Proceedings of the 2007 International ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work

Other

Other2007 International ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP'07
CountryUnited States
CitySanibel Island, FL
Period11/4/0711/7/07

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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Farooq, U., Carroll, J., & Ganoe, C. H. (2007). Supporting creativity with awareness in distributed collaboration. In GROUP'07 - Proceedings of the 2007 International ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (pp. 31-40). (GROUP'07 - Proceedings of the 2007 International ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work). https://doi.org/10.1145/1316624.1316630