CIS 720 seminar by Alan Dennis, Ph.D.

Please join us for a talk by Dr. Alan Dennis at the CIS 720 Seminar. Dr. Dennis is a senior IS scholar at and HICSS Track Chair. His work involves a variety of topics dealing with HCI, collaborative technologies, and behaviors.

Title of the talk: Priming and the Design of 3D Virtual Worlds to improve Group Creativity

This study examined whether the 3D virtual reality environment in which users work affects their creativity. We tested two theoretically different ways to design the background objects that offered no additional functionality and found that the background triggered different numbers of ideas. I will also talk about the “back-story” of the study; that is, how it changed over time as the paper went through the review process.