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Creativity Loading – Please Wait! Investigating the Relationship between Interruption, Mind Wandering and Creativity

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dc.contributor.author Baumgart, Thorben Lukas
dc.contributor.author Klesel, Michael
dc.contributor.author Oschinsky, Frederike Marie
dc.contributor.author Niehaves, Bjoern
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T07:11:51Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T07:11:51Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-07
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/63777
dc.description.abstract With the advancement of information technologies, routine tasks are increasingly supported by information systems, which is why ideation and creativity is becoming more and more important. We know from many anecdotes that creative ideas emerge when our mind is wandering instead of being focused on the task at hand. Yet, most information systems that are used for work-related purposes offer only little opportunities for task-unrelated thoughts. In contrast, current literature shows that most information technology is designed to keep our attention. In order to better understand the value of mind wandering, we propose an experimental design that incorporates interruptions that vary in their length with the objective to stimulate episodes of mind wandering and thus positively impact creativity. We provide initial insights on how the experiment should designed and discuss implications for future research.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Creativity: Research and Practice
dc.subject mind wandering
dc.subject creativity
dc.subject interruptions
dc.title Creativity Loading – Please Wait! Investigating the Relationship between Interruption, Mind Wandering and Creativity
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.038
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