Posted by: tristar3research | February 4, 2009

Decision Mapping, then Argument Mapping

Tim van Gelder is an interesting decision analysis expert and bCisive user. He makes a compelling case (for me) to use existing tools to lay out decisions (or possibilities) and then re-order them visually to present effective arguments.

It is generally true – that decision mapping is easier than argument mapping – then a number of interesting things would follow.  Such as:

  • Decision mapping should find faster and wider uptake than argument mapping
  • From a pedagogical or training perspective, decision mapping should be introduced first, with argument mapping treated as a more advanced subject.
  • His argument map for Muammar Quaddafi’s proposed Isratine “two state” Middle East solution in the 22 January 2009 NYT op-ed is presented below.
Isratine Argument Map from Tim van Gelder

Isratine Argument Map from Tim van Gelder

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