Group Creativity and Collaborative Technologies: Understanding the Role of Visual Anonymity

  • Traci Carte
  • Laku Chidambaram
  • Monica Garfield
  • Lindsey Hicks
  • Cassie Cole
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4154)


This study expands on the current body of research examining technology-supported teams, individual creativity, and group diversity. By incorporating each of these elements into the experimental design, our objective was to determine how technology can best be leveraged to promote creativity in virtual teams.A lab experiment was conducted using 80 student teams by manipulating anonymity and capturing diversity characteristics. Preliminary results are presented which suggest that homogeneous teams generated more ideas; however, diverse teams were more satisfied with their output. Coding of the creativity of the ideas is on going.


Creativity Diversity Lab Experiment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Traci Carte
    • 1
  • Laku Chidambaram
    • 1
  • Monica Garfield
    • 2
  • Lindsey Hicks
    • 1
  • Cassie Cole
    • 1
  1. 1.MIS Division, Michael F. Price College of BusinessUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA
  2. 2.CIS DepartmentBentley CollegeWalthamUSA

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