Proceedings of the 34th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2001)
Jan. 3, 2001 to Jan. 6, 2001
Traditional suggestion systems, despite their shortcomings, have been used to promote creativity in industry for over a century. As a parallel track, brainstorming has been applied for almost fifty years as a method to also increase idea generation. However, the two have never met. In this argumentative paper, it is theorized that by adding computer support and applying lessons from the realm of electronic brainstorming (EBS) to traditional suggestion systems, useful improvements may be achieved. A hybrid intranet prototype mimicking the attributes of an EBS system and at the same timeserving as a complement to the suggestion system was therefore devised and evaluated using a theoretical framework. The implications suggest novel ideas for both suggestion systems and EBS research.
D. Stenmark, "The Mindpool Hybrid: Theorising a New Angle on EBS and Suggestion Systems," Proceedings of the 34th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, 2001, pp. 1037.