THE APPLICATION OF CREATIVITY METHODS IN VIRTUAL TEAMS IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Working together in globally distributed teams becomes increasingly crucial for product development to occupy the benefits lying in embedding internationally allotted knowledge. In opposite to local teams the work of virtual teams is hardly supported by development methods. This paper presents results of a laboratory study which implements the methods brainstorming and gallery method to different sets of collaboration tools which are available on the market. Our findings contribute to adapting development methods for their application in virtual teams in product development.