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2007: NASA Ames, CA

2006: Univ. Nantes, France

2005: Touchstone Consulting, DC

2004: Verizon Philadelphia, PA

2002: Univ. Maryland, DC

2000: Center for Creative Leadership, NC

1999: CSCL Workshop Stanford University, CA & 1st Compendium Institute gathering, RIACS/NASA Ames


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This is a place to share the many interesting applications of Compendium, and to exchange icon Stencils, Link Groups, and other materials.

Compendium for Collaborative Modeling

A model screen, showing Stencil and Scribble Pad A model screen, showing an Essential (abstract) model A model screen, showing a portion of an Activity model

Summary: Using customized Stencils, created detailed models of the Space Shuttle launch process working with NASA subject matter experts in collaborative sessions.

To know more: Collaboratively Modeling Mission Control at NASA.

Compendium and CCL's Visual Explorer

Example use of Compendium's visual mapping features Example use of Compendium's visual mapping features

Summary: Exploiting Compendium’s new user-defined Stencils and background map images, integrated with photos of physical media (whiteboards; sticky-notes, flipcharts, etc) used in the meeting.

To know more: The Visual Explorer is a technique developed by the Center for Creative Leadership, Courtesy Charles Palus).

Compendium and NASA's Mobile Agents

Summary: Use of Compendium with NASA's Mobile Agents project, simulating human+robotic surface exploration of Mars. Compendium was integrated with other systems enabling them to read and write maps directly to Compendium. Compendium was used as the user interface for specifying the exploration route (formal maps interpreted by software agents), linking and displaying the multimedia science data gathered, and for discussing the data by scientists on Mars (face-to-face) and Earth (in internet meetings). Earth-bound scientists used a 'Mars-meeting replay tool' which turned the Compendium map into an index hyperlinked into a video of the meeting, enabling them to jump to the point where a given node was created.

To know more: Mars Society website field reports [Crew 29 - April 25-May 8, 2004]. Contact the Mars Compendium team. UK e-Science CoAKTinG Project involved U. Southampton and Open University.

Compendium and Conflict Resolution

Link to PowerPoint show

Summary: ViewCraft has developed a methodology called Conflict Cartography designed to support the resolution of conflict in organizations and communities. We have successfully applied this approach in complex natural resource, environment, labor and agriculture conflicts. Compendium is used in concert with other methods and tools to: design and conduct conflict assessments, organize and analyze disparate information, share stories and perspectives, and help parties achieve resolution and agreement.

To know more: Read ViewCraft’s white paper on Conflict Cartography. Contact: Nick Papadopoulos.

Compendium for Literature Analysis

Summary: Use of Compendium to provide a richly hyperlinked body of notes, research, and analysis covering a body of scholarly literature.

To know more: Contact: Al Selvin or read this paper.

Compendium for Collaborative Hypertext Fiction

Summary: Use of Compendium to allow groups to construct their own creative versions of fictional stories, as part of experiments in alternative sense-making approaches.

To know more: Contact: Al Selvin or see this page.

Compendium for Business Process Analysis


Summary: Compendium makes a good base for a Business or Computer System modeling package. In order to support a computer system modeling requirement, I created a set of stencils in Compendium that makes it easy to capture and share process and database models. The stencil images were easy to create by using OpenOffice's drawing package. It includes flowchart symbols and arrows that are suitable for modeling. Compendium's stencil management tools are easy to use. more >

To know more: Contact: Ron Wheeler.

Compendium for Public Policy Deliberation


Summary: Work at the International Teledemocracy Centre in Scotland has been exploring how to use Computer Supported Argument Visualization to encourage debate and deliberation by citizens on public policy issues. They have used Compendium to create visualizations of a number of policy debates in Scotland and beyond. These examples are from a debate on smoking in public places, from a forthcoming paper (to appear in The Information Society 23(2) in 2007).

To know more: See the Computer Supported Argument Visualisation page.

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