June 14, 2010

To what extent are you using collective intelligence?

Via a Twitter update by Arie Goldshlager, I came across this interesting 16 minute audio with Thomas Malone about collective intelligence. Listening to Thomas Malone, I learned that there are 4 questions that need to be answered about any activity:

1. Who is doing the activity?
2. What is the activity in the first place?
3. Why are they doing the activity?
4. How are they doing the activity?

Regarding question # 1, Thomas Malone mentions that the 2 key designs patterns are hierarchy and crowd. In this regard, you may be able to benefit from this presentation about 3 ways of organizing.





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