Make smarter decisions by going Beyond Discussions
Discussions in current online systems are often scattered and disconnected, and it can be hard to get a sense of what's going on and where to contribute. Often, online discussion do not come to closure and can require significant human facilitation to make sense of a discussion. To address these problems, we developed Beyond Discussions, a collaborative deliberation tool that combines novel user experience design, analytics and visualization to overcome challenges with existing discussion systems and support important business decisions.
Previous work in collaborative decision making has resulted in structured tools that are too rigid in many cases for the day-to-day decisions businesses make. In contrast, Beyond Discussions provide a minimal amount of structure and then leverages that structure via analytics to faciliate understanding, find the right audience for the conversation, and direct people to where they can best contribute.