Designing thinklets for convergence

Alanah J. Davis, Gert Jan De Vreede, Robert O. Briggs

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Abstract

Convergence is a critical activity in group work that lays the foundation for shared understanding and the overall advancement of the group's task. However, convergence is time consuming and has been shown to be a slow and painful process for groups. The goal of this research is to derive a number of convergence performance criteria from field experiences with commonly used convergence thinkLets. Based on these insights, two new convergence thinkLets are proposed that were designed to overcome some of the limitations of existing thinkLets. To investigate the merits of these thinkLets, a program of study based on the design science paradigm is presented. Finally, the performance criteria are used to forward a selection guide for convergence thinkLets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007
Subtitle of host publicationReaching New Heights
Pages25-36
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2007
Event13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007 - Keystone, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2007Aug 12 2007

Publication series

NameAssociation for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights
Volume1

Conference

Conference13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityKeystone, CO
Period8/10/078/12/07

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Collaboration engineering
  • Convergence
  • Design science
  • Facilitation
  • Group support systems
  • Thinklets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Davis, A. J., De Vreede, G. J., & Briggs, R. O. (2007). Designing thinklets for convergence. In Association for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights (pp. 25-36). (Association for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights; Vol. 1).