Virtual Worlds: S(t)imulating Creativity in Decision Making

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dc.contributor.authorO Riordan, Niamh
dc.contributor.authorO'Reilly, Philip
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-23T13:07:37Z
dc.date.available2015-11-23T13:07:37Z
dc.date.copyright2011 Taylor and Francisen
dc.date.issued2011-04
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Decision Systemsen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/7239
dc.description.abstractThe significance of the earliest phase of decision making stems from the fact that decision makers 'frame' problems during this phase. These frames shape all subsequent decision making phases, fundamentally conditioning decision making outcomes. Avenues not considered at this stage are unlikely to be considered in the future. Further, decision making is most creative at these stages: there is a great deal of uncertainty at play but there are fewer constraints and there is less at stake. This paper argues that virtual worlds offer a potent combination of social, sensory and simulational capabilities that can stimulate creativity in decision making; and it also reports the findings of an investigation of the behavioural and cognitive aspects of creative decision making in Second LifeĀ®. The findings illustrate that Second Life users are faced with a kind of 'tyranny of freedom': if anything is possible, where does one start? The answer appears to lie in a kind of 'retrospective foresight' whereby decision makers draw upon prior experiences and use analogical reasoning to articulate metaphorical systems of thought.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.rightsThis is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Decision Systems, 20(3), pages: 325-351 (2011). Journal of Decision Systems is available online at: www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3166/jds.20.325-351.en
dc.subjectProblem definitionen
dc.subjectFramingen
dc.subjectCreative decision makingen
dc.subjectVirtual worldsen
dc.subjectCreativityen
dc.titleVirtual Worlds: S(t)imulating Creativity in Decision Makingen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.internal.authorcontactotherniamh.oriordan@ucd.ie
dc.statusNot peer revieweden
dc.identifier.volume20en
dc.identifier.issue3en
dc.identifier.startpage325en
dc.identifier.endpage351en
dc.identifier.doi10.3166/jds.20.325-351-
dc.neeo.contributorO Riordan|Niamh|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorO'Reilly|Philip|aut|-
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dc.date.updated2015-10-28T09:27:43Z
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