Building a facilitated design collaboration environment

Haiyan Fan, Sanjay Notakar, Marshall Scott Poole

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Abstract

Complex design problems require members of project teams go beyond individualistic work to engage in joint activity of generating new insights, new ideas, and new artifacts. Excellence in the design of GUIs requires creative problem solving. It is widely accepted that creative problem solving is most effective when individuals or groups employ a cyclic process of divergence-convergence consisting of three phases. In this paper we propose a collaborative environment for GUI design and evaluation, at the core of which is a process-based Agent Facilitator (AF). The advantage of this AF lies in its 1) focus on process of managing group dynamics rather than the content of the discussion, 2) democratic and non-obtrusive facilitation style, 3) strong feedback mechanism and 4) transparent collaboration and consensus making process. We discuss the system architecture and the implementation of a prototype extending the online chat mechanism. Although our initial effort has focused on the domain of Graphic User Interface (GUI) design, this framework is applicable to other design domains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005
Subtitle of host publicationA Conference on a Human Scale
Pages195-204
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005 - Omaha, NE, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2005Aug 15 2005

Publication series

NameAssociation for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale
Volume1

Other

Other11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOmaha, NE
Period8/11/058/15/05

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user interface
User interfaces
Online conferencing
group dynamics
chat
divergence
artifact
Graphical user interfaces
Feedback
evaluation
Group

Keywords

  • Agent facilitator
  • Collaborative design
  • Creative problem solving
  • Gss
  • Gui design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Fan, H., Notakar, S., & Poole, M. S. (2005). Building a facilitated design collaboration environment. In Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale (pp. 195-204). (Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale; Vol. 1).

Building a facilitated design collaboration environment. / Fan, Haiyan; Notakar, Sanjay; Poole, Marshall Scott.

Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale. 2005. p. 195-204 (Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale; Vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fan, H, Notakar, S & Poole, MS 2005, Building a facilitated design collaboration environment. in Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale. Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale, vol. 1, pp. 195-204, 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005, Omaha, NE, United States, 8/11/05.
Fan H, Notakar S, Poole MS. Building a facilitated design collaboration environment. In Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale. 2005. p. 195-204. (Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale).
Fan, Haiyan ; Notakar, Sanjay ; Poole, Marshall Scott. / Building a facilitated design collaboration environment. Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale. 2005. pp. 195-204 (Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale).
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