Gamification of collaborative idea generation and convergence

Moradian, A., Nasir, M., Lyons, K., Leung, R., and Sim, S.E. (2014). Gamification of collaborative idea generation and convergence. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2014 Extended Abstracts. 


Collaborative brainstorming does not always result in more ideas or higher quality ideas than working individually.

We designed a system with game elements to incent participation in a collaborative creative idea generation processes of brainstorming followed by a convergence activity. We compared teams using the system with and without game elements to investigate the effect of the elements on collaborative work activities.

Preliminary results suggest that game elements can help teams produce more ideas during brainstorming and engage in more discussion during a subsequent convergence activity, without negatively affecting idea quality. 

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