The Integration of Collaborative Process Modeling and Electronic Brainstorming in Co-located Meetings

  • Thomas Herrmann
  • Alexander Nolte
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6257)


Within a workshop, tools and methods have been employed to support process modeling together with creative ideation for identifying the relevant elements of the process. The process-design workshop was part of a project which aims at implementing new ways of data input and transfer for the coordination of services for elderly people. We have chosen tools and methods which seemed to be appropriate to support an efficient process design which integrates creativity and the differing perspectives of the participating stakeholders. This workshop led to a case study which revealed strengths and weaknesses of our approach and helped us to identify further recommendations and requirements for the integration of collaborative modeling and creativity support.


Collaborative Modeling Creativity Support Brainstorming Interactive Large Screen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Herrmann
    • 1
  • Alexander Nolte
    • 1
  1. 1.Department Information and Technology Management, Institute for Applied Work ScienceUniversity of BochumGermany

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