The design of a collaborative interface for narration to support reconciliation in a conflict

AI and Society 24 (1):51-59 (2009)

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This paper is about the development of a face-to-face collaborative technology to support shifting attitudes of participants in conflict via a narration task. The work is based on two cultural elements: conflict resolution theory and the design of a collaboration enforcing interface designed specifically for the task. The general claim is that participants may achieve a greater understanding of and appreciation for the other’s viewpoint under conditions that support partaking in a tangible joint task and creating a shared narration. Specifically, a co-located interface for producing a joint narration as a tool for favoring reconciliation is presented and discussed. The process based on this technology implicitly includes classical steps in conflict resolution approaches, such as escalation and de-escalation. Our goal is to show that this interface is effective and constitutes an alternative to a typical face-to-face moderated discussion
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DOI 10.1007/s00146-009-0197-2
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Narrative Knowing and the Human Sciences.Donald E. Polkinghorne - 1988 - State University of New York Press.
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