Designing a Peer Feedback Mobile Application as a Professional Development Tool

  • Evangelos KaprosEmail author
  • Mirjam Neelen
  • Eddie Walsh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10296)


This paper describes a mobile application that functions as a professional development tool by leveraging peer feedback in corporate environments. Specifically, the focus has been on feedback about specific events where a behaviour around transversal competencies was evident. The design of the application and the analytics made the attempt to emphasise the professional development dimension of peer feedback, as opposed to merely a quantitative performance management one, and the appropriate aggregation of any analytics so as to avoid any inappropriate employee “surveillance” effects. Moreover, the paper presents results of three trials with employees and line managers in corporate environments. The trials confirmed the hypothesis that our method and application would function positively in combination with or as an improvement upon traditional performance management methods and tools, such as annual performance reviews or 360\(^{\circ }\) feedback, assuming there is feedback culture and institutional support in the organisation.


Informal social learning Competencies Feedback 



This research is supported by the Learnovate Centre at Trinity College, the University of Dublin. The Learnovate Centre is funded under the Technology Centre Programme through the Government of Ireland’s state agencies Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Learnovate Centre, Trinity College DublinDublin 2Ireland

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