Brainstorming: talk and the representation of ideas and insights

Catherine E. Brouwer, Jelle van Dijk

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This article concerns the analysis of a brainstorming session, employing conversation analysis. This brainstorm session is intended as an activity in the process of designing a computergame for children. The session is led by a facilitator, who is instructed by the maker of a prototype of a product (NOOT).The product NOOT is designed to support the interactive development of ideas for products, and it is to some extent used in the brainstorming activity. The brainstorm results in an arrangement of post-it notes on a whiteboard. The analysis discusses different methods for dealing with the task of ensuring that relevant issues end up on the whiteboard and irrelevant ones don’t. Implications for the employment of NOOT in such sessions are then discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParticipatory Innovation Conference, PINC 2011
Subtitle of host publication13th–15th January 2011, Sønderborg, Denmark: proceedings
EditorsJacob Buur
Place of PublicationSønderborg
PublisherUniversity Press of Southern Denmark
ISBN (Print)978-87-991686-9-9
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventParticipatory Innovation Conference, PINC 2011 - Sønderborg, Denmark
Duration: 13 Jan 201115 Nov 2011


ConferenceParticipatory Innovation Conference, PINC 2011
Abbreviated titlePINC


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