Interaction model and respect of rules to enhance collaborative brainstorming results

Thierry Gidel, Andrea Tucker, Shigeru Fujita, Claude Moulin, Kenji Sugawara, Takuo Suganuma, Yuki Kaeri, Norio Shiratori

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This paper presents a collaborative interaction model (CIAO) and several behaviour rules that could enhance brainstorming results. The model is composed of five elements which may be used during brainstorming sessions, consisting of activities performed by participants which are characteristic of different modes of interaction. Some sequences of these interactions may be considered more or less adequate than others. In particular, in order to get better results during brainstorming activities participants must respect certain rules when they write their ideas and when they consider notes written by somebody else. We argue that a multi-agent system can recognize different interaction modes and verify the respect of these rules by analyzing videos and notes produced by the participants in real time. Such a system must be trained as a machine learning system before being used during actual meetings. This system can simplify the role of the meeting facilitator. It can send a summary of the meeting situation, such as the proportion of each mode of interaction and identify behaviors that may need to be addressed. We present how feedback could be sent individually or addressed to the entire team. We will begin by presenting the interaction model, then propose an automatic recognition of these modes from video recordings and log analysis. We also address the necessity of rules and the structure of a multi-agent system which is able to verify whether or not the participants are respecting them. Finally, we propose how experiments could show the level of acceptance of such a system by users. The goal of this prospective research is to define a non-intrusive system that can be used during brainstorming sessions, based on an interaction model to enhance the quality of meeting results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-493
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Creative problem solving
  • Interaction model
  • Methodological rules
  • Multi-agent system
  • Multi-touch device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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