Call for papers: HICSS - Developing Visual Collaborative Tools (S. Missonier, K. Lyytinen, Y. Pigneur)

We hope you will consider joining us in Maui in January 2019 for HICSS-52 and invite you to submit your work to the following mini-track : DEVELOPING VISUAL COLLABORATIVE TOOLS

(Track: Collaboration Systems and technologies)

Visual collaborative tools have recently emerged and gained popularity to innovate and/or address problems collaboratively within teams. By providing a shared language and/or a shared visualization, they support several challenges of collaboration related to sense-making and sense-giving and action planning in multi or transfunctional teams. One of the goals of these tools is to assist teams to explore and/or brainstorm on a given problem. This is especially useful in processes which need to generate new options and alternatives through design. These tools, such as Business Model Canvas, Team Alignment Map, Empathy map (or any visual tool for design thinking), allow for better structuring and bounding of a problem and facilitate solution searches in innovative ways during collaboration.

We encourage submissions that address, but are not limited to, the following topics: the design processes of such tools and/or their modelling, as well as, their ontological and/or cognitive foundations.

This minitrack focuses on the design and development challenges, related theoretical explanations and justifications, and empirical evidence of using such tools, but also encourages submissions that discuss evaluation frameworks or empirical assessments of the effects of using these tools.

Specifically, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Design and development process of visual tools including design and development challenges, related theoretical explanations and justifications

• Design principles of this/these tool/s

• Modelling methods, ontological modelling of methods that underlie the tools

• Conceptual foundations of visual cognition and related sense making

• How to design such tool(s) for shared visualization

• Explanations how visual tool/s can support innovation in teams

• In what way/s these artifacts can facilitate cross-boundary collaboration

• The role of visual tool/s in promoting the use of design thinking (and vice versa)

• The role of IS research and design theories in designing such tool/s for managerial/strategic purposes and practice in general

• How the models of these tools can be transformed into computer-aided design options downstream

• Implications of such tools for design practice and theory

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Stéphanie Missonier (Primary Contact)

University of Lausanne

Kalle Lyytinen

Case Western Reserve University

Yves Pigneur

University of Lausanne


April 15, 2018: Paper Submission System Launched

June 15, 2018 | 11:59 pm HST: Paper Submission Deadline

August 17, 2018: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection

September 22, 2018: Deadline for Authors to Submit Final Manuscript for Publication

October 1, 2018: Deadline for at least one author of each paper to register for HICSS-52

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