Moderation – The next Generation

The Institute for Labor Studies at the Ruhr University of Bochum has build a laboratory for moderation techniques. With this installation complex discussions and decision-making processes can be supported, which commonly appear during the design of applications for information and communication.

Mind mapping and modeling are supported on laptops and in a well-equipped environment on interactive walls. The laboratory, which can also sometimes be used by the public and businesses, integrates state-of-the-art components, such as interactive screens and projection screens. The main component consists of a five-meter-wide interactive wall.

Different types of software tools are used in this context and also further developed. Where issues of available technical components are of main interest for the manufacturers, from the research point of view, the question arises which value is added to the problem solving by the use these components. In studies, methods with and without the use of technology can be compared to determine their suitability in multiple fields of application.

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