A student-facing dashboard for supporting sensemaking about the brainstorm process at a multi-surface space

Andrew John Clayphan, Roberto Martinez-Maldonado, Judy Kay

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We developed a student-facing dashboard tuned to support posthoc sensemaking in terms of participation and group effects in the context of collocated brainstorming. Grounding on foundations of small-group collaboration, open learner modelling and brainstorming at large interactive displays, we designed a set of models from behavioural data that can be visually presented to students. We validated the effectiveness of our dashboard in provoking group reflection by addressing two questions: (1) What do group members gain from studying measures of egalitarian contribution? and (2) What do group members gain from modelling how they sparked ideas off each other? We report on outcomes from a study with higher education students performing brainstorming. We present evidence from i) descriptive quantitative usage patterns; and ii) qualitative experiential descriptions reported by the students. We conclude the paper with a discussion that can be useful for the community in the design of collective reflection systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2017)
EditorsAlessandro Soro, Dhaval Vyas, Bernd Ploderer, Ann Morrison, Jenny Waycott, Margot Brereton
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450353793
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian Computer Human Interaction Conference 2017 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 28 Nov 20171 Dec 2017
Conference number: 29th
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3152771 (Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralian Computer Human Interaction Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleOZCHI 2017
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  • Brainstorming
  • Collaboration
  • Dashboard
  • Reflection
  • Sensemaking

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