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Pattern Language for Group Conversation
Richard - NegotiationTool.com
Gerry - PLOP - Pattern Languages of Process
Charles - interested in small group interactions - book, "Sticky Ideas"
* diving into the pattern language concept
* how to represent a pattern language online
Pattern Language - features include
* Alexander's original work was around "what makes a built space alive?"; we are working on what makes a group conversation alive
* patterns interconnect - interrelation between patterns, this is part of what makes it a "language" rather than just a collection of patterns
* the work itself is beautiful - elegance, visual representations, aesthetics - the work itself is alive
* the work is completely accessible
* holistic - comprehensiveness
* "Chairs in a Circle"
* Reflection back to the group
Q: If this was complete, how do you know it's complete and successful?
A: It's actively getting used and understood, it's being spread
Lion: theory-building, expressing a pattern language with a wiki
Lion: native americans use pictograms to communicate (other great descriptions)
would be great to be able to graphically represent, diagram, make relationships graphically into the wiki
need an SVGwiki!
Kohl's learning styles
(missed lots of stuff participated and had laptop used to show diagrams instead of taking notes)
idea: auditory cues
Helmut Leitner, diagrams of social interaction
Ward: wikitect - http://www.aboutus.org/Wikitect
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