Improving digital discussions with `sober`
2018-12-30, 11:35–11:40, Borg

LT about the tool which might lead to less frustrating and more constructive discussions, especially in small groups.

Digital discussions often fail due to

  • lack of references,
  • unsupported claims,
  • lack of focus,
  • lack of overview (which argument relates to which) and
  • the formation of rival camps.

Sober tries to overcome these problems by strongly formalize discussions while still being easy to use. The intended audience are groups of people who in principle are willing to collaborate and making decisions based on reasonable arguments.

See also: slides (2018-12-28)