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Dolata, Mateusz; Übernickel, Falk; Schwabe, Gerhard (2017). The power of words: Towards a methodology for progress monitoring in design thinking projects. In: 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik 2017, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 12 February 2017 - 15 February 2017.

Abstract

The popularity of design thinking as an innovation paradigm grows continuously. More and more schools and firms implement innovation processes inspired by design thinking, but they lack easy and nonintrusive methods for monitoring the progress of teams following those processes. Consequently, interventions from coaches, teachers, or supervisors tend to rely on intuition or require intensive and intrusive examination of team dynamics. This study uses by-products from the design process and proposes automated assessment of lexical diversity as a monitoring method in process-driven design thinking projects. Thereby, it contributes to the research on the relation between text production and creativity in design projects. To the practical end, it suggests how digitalized by-products of design activities such as notes and documentation, can be leveraged to support the teams as well as coaches, teachers, and supervisors.

Abstract

The popularity of design thinking as an innovation paradigm grows continuously. More and more schools and firms implement innovation processes inspired by design thinking, but they lack easy and nonintrusive methods for monitoring the progress of teams following those processes. Consequently, interventions from coaches, teachers, or supervisors tend to rely on intuition or require intensive and intrusive examination of team dynamics. This study uses by-products from the design process and proposes automated assessment of lexical diversity as a monitoring method in process-driven design thinking projects. Thereby, it contributes to the research on the relation between text production and creativity in design projects. To the practical end, it suggests how digitalized by-products of design activities such as notes and documentation, can be leveraged to support the teams as well as coaches, teachers, and supervisors.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:15 February 2017
Deposited On:03 Jul 2017 09:12
Last Modified:03 Jul 2017 09:12
Publisher:AIS Electronic Library
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://aisel.aisnet.org/wi2017/track12/paper/8/
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:14747

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