The visual collaboration lab is located at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, Switzerland and headed by Pr. Yves Pigneur and Pr. Stéphanie Missonier .
Our research focuses mainly on the development of visual collaborative tools that aim at supporting team in solving problems and/or innovating.
What are visual collaborative tools ?
Visual collaborative tools have recently emerged and gained popularity to innovate and/or address problems collaboratively within teams (Avdiji et al., 2018). By providing a shared language and/or a shared visualization (Bresciani and Eppler, 2009; Comi and Bresciani, 2017), they support several challenges of collaboration related to sense-making and sense-giving and action planning in multi- or transfunctional teams. One of the goals of these tools is to assist teams to explore and/or brainstorm on a given problem. This is especially useful in processes which need to generate new options and alternatives through design. These tools allow for better structuring and bounding of a problem and facilitate solution searches in innovative ways during collaboration (Osterwalder and Pigneur, 2010; Van der Pijl et al., 2016).