Open Access Article

Title: Harnessing collective wisdom at a fraction of the time using Structured Dialogic Design Process in a virtual communication context

Authors: Yiannis Laouris, Alexander N. Christakis

Addresses: Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, 5 Promitheos, 1065 Nicosia, Cyprus. ' Principal, Dialogic Design International LLC, Interactive Management Consultancy, Southampton, PA, USA

Abstract: The Structured Dialogic Design Process (SDDP) is applied in the context of a rich web-based communication environment. Using a combination of asynchronous and synchronous communication tools for engaging stakeholders at different places in a disciplined dialogue, the authors evaluate whether SDDP can deliver reasonably effective and useful results at a shorter time and at a lower cost to the participants and the sponsors of the dialogue. This new |technology of democracy| is based on experience acquired from four virtual co-laboratories, during which different components of the revised SDDP methodology were tested.

Keywords: collective wisdom; Cyprus; peace; structured design process; democracy; interactive management; structured dialogue; social system design; agora; Skype; remote screen; stakeholders; internet; web-based communication.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2007.015585

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, 2007 Vol.1 No.2, pp.131 - 153

Published online: 01 Nov 2007 *