This paper proposes a new approach to engaging and stimulating users in the requirements analysis process when developing a new information system - an ICT innovation for business. The approach is based on a synthesis of a constructivist learning theory and a creativity education theory. In contrast to previous approaches in which the systems analyst elicits requirements from the user, in the proposed approach, the user is engaged and stimulated to become a proactive and creative learner in the process of identifying and discovering their business problem as well as exploring opportunities to apply ICT innovations to solve the problem. Two experiential digital simulations are described as a proof of concept to demonstrate the proposed approach a learning environment. Learning from the case study suggests that both systems analyst and business users can be stimulated to be active learners in their discovery of problem, creative ideas and problem solutions in requirements elicitation and discovery.
Nguyen, Lemai and Cybulski, Jacob, "INTO THE FUTURE: INSPIRING AND STIMULATING USERS' CREATIVITY" (2008). PACIS 2008 Proceedings. Paper 203.