lee bryant and a team from headshift in the uk led a morning workshop at LIFT08 this week, which has been a fantastic adventure thus far. headshift develops social software platforms for enterprises, and the nature of the workshop touched upon the state of the technosphere, existing platforms and tools, etc, as well as the socio/psychology of decision making processes and how they can be translated to encourage more holistic models of cognition, developing and making decisions.
the workshop was good in terms of covering the relevant bits to make the conversation happen, but lacked consistency in the style and direction of presentation as different members of the headshift team spoke about different ideas with little in the ay to link the parts into a cohesive whole. that being said, the workshop was great for stimulating conversations and the groups were alot of fun. notes below…
recognition-primed decision model
- situation analysis
- pattern recognition
- idea generation
- solution selection
- simulation generation
- action implementation
our decision making process is socialized to varying degrees and levels of awareness, and one of the implications of social software tools is to reconfigure that process, making it less linear, providing different options at different stages, etc, etc.
affective trends: persistence, engagement, relevance, context
our group’s task was to design the feature list for this new magical tool that would help manage and negotiate online behaviour. part of the issue with this is that it won’t be one tool in particular, but rather a series of tools that are inter-operable and contextual. our discussion identified the needs that the tool/series of tools would require…
- resilience and agility (context-specific and personalizable)
- facilitate community formation and knowledge exchange through adaptive interfaces, microformats, open platforms, translation between datasets/input modes/identities.
- semantic connectivity and communications via UGC, metadata, widget development, and tailoring of the platform to represent technique, self-awareness and responsive (able to shift tacit data into explicit)
- transparencies and privacies
- filtering of data to enable and facilitate action
- having a process that changes and adapts to your use.