This study examines convergence under differing divergent starting conditions in order to identify techniques which could lead to more creative outcomes and more satisfied session participants. Specifically our research asked whether or not groups in a convergence activity are more creative and satisfied based on whether they start with pre-defined ideas (i.e., examples to start with) or brainstorm on their own first. The results of the lab experiment suggest that groups who rely on pre-defined ideas when working on a convergence activity are both more creative and more satisfied than groups who brainstorm to start.
Davis, Alanah and Murphy, John, "An Approach to Improving Creativity and Satisfaction in Group Convergence using a Group Support System" (2008). MWAIS 2008 Proceedings. 8.