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Bachelor Thesis Defence: "Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Cross-Platform Mobile Application for Experiments in Research on Electronic Brainstorming" by Zurab Chkhitunidze (Jul 29, 2021)

News from Jul 19, 2021

July 29th, 4 pm, the Thesis Defense: "Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Cross-Platform Mobile Application for Experiments in Research on Electronic Brainstorming" by Zurab Chkhitunidze will take place at the HCC Research Group.

Abstract

Electronic brainstorming has been a topic of interest for researchers in the past few decades. Studies show that in some cases using computers for idea generation and problem-solving delivers promising results. Considering the capabilities of modern smartphones and the fact that they are almost instantly accessible to their owners most of the time, interesting subjects of research might be the effectiveness of different strategies of „mobile brainstorming" and the effects of involving smartphone features like notifications into the process. A mobile app designed for conducting experiments in this field might be helpful for researchers.

The goal of this work was to create a prototype of such an application following human-centered design principles focusing on participants of experiments. This work describes the development process of this prototype as a cross-platform mobile application through iterations of the design, implementation, and evaluation cycle. The app provides various options to researchers for conducting experiments with different rules and settings to explore the effectiveness of different variations of electronic brainstorming on mobile devices.

The results of this work include a prototype in the form of a cross-platform mobile app, data gathered from users through interviews and tests, an overview of the problems that occurred during this work, and an outlook for future work.

First assesor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller-Birn
Second assesor: Prof. Dr. Lutz Prechelt

Location: WebEx (If you want to join the thesis defence, please contact ag_hcc@mi.fu-berlin.de)

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