Integrating AI in Human-Human Collaborative Ideation

CHI '23 Workshop

Call for Participation

People can generate better ideas when they collaborate with one another. AI has been studied to support individual users' ideation process. In contrast, what AI would bring to collaborative ideation among a group of users is unknown. Compared to individual ideation, collaborative ideation requires transforming individuals' ideation effort to group effort considering complex social interaction among them. Despite AI's capability in simulating interpersonal interaction between humans, what humans want AI to do and what humans want other humans to do is an open-ended question. Accordingly, new roles, processes, and forms of human-human collaborative ideation could emerge supported by AI.

This CHI 2023 workshop welcomes researchers and practitioners from diverse fields such as art, design, social science, computer science, and HCI to discuss the integration of AI agents into human-human collaborative ideation. The workshop will focus on:

On the Day

We aim to bring together mixed viewpoints of researchers and practitioners from diverse fields. We intend to uncover conflicting understandings and expectations of human actors, AI, and social interaction in human-human collaborative ideation. This will help to establish a concrete common ground for fruitful discussion during the workshop. As a result of this workshop, a set of roles to be performed by humans or AI; the process and form of collaborative ideation enabled by AI; and representative scenarios that might provide clear directions for future research ideas in the field of HCI will be identified. With consent, we will record the entire workshop sessions and document the artifacts of workshop activities.

* For more details on each session, please checkout our workshop proposal.

Morning session: Co-design the roles of AI in human-human collaborative ideation

9:00 - 9:10 Introduction and scene setting from the organizers.

9:10 - 9:30 Icebreaker activity

9:30 - 10:20 Lightning talk (1~3 min with maximum 3 slides)

10:20 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 12:00 Co-design session 1 will focus on exploring and defining the roles of AI. We will divide the room into a few areas, where participants will discuss one specific topic within each area. Participants will walk around the room, visit multiple areas, and define a set of AI's roles and forms to further discuss in the next ideation session. 

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

Afternoon session: Co-design the process and form of human-human collaborative ideation

13:30 - 15:30 Co-design session 2 will focus on developing concrete scenarios of human-human collaborative ideation with AI. Participants, again in small groups, will generate scenarios that narrate the step-by-step interaction between AI and human collaborators in certain ideation stages (e.g., idea generation) or activities (e.g., brainstorming).

15:30 - 15:40 Break

15:40 - 16:30 Video prototyping 

16:30 - 17:30 Presentation of results

17:30 - 18:00 Closing discussion