“The use of space has a profound effect on the audience”

I am reflecting on the use of space and how it influences dialogue, and more broadly communication (though they are essentially the same thing… flow of meaning.) Found an interesting article:

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (2002)

I have been wondering how courts and juries fir into the history of all of this… and there is a clue here!

How might a restorative justice space look?

The biggest question on my mind though is how we use space in cyberspace – and how we can create more intentional dialogue.

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Process Design

I am excited to make a leap from seeing a whole lot of different approaches as all being part of a lager enterprise: Process Design. Each design will have different values on the same list of variables. Each design has its place and purpose. The history of process design would be a bit like the history of architecture.

Great process designers & designs:

Freud – couch

robert’s rules


Restorative justice

Rogers mirror

Moreno – psychodrama stage

Perls – hot seat

Satir – family therapy

Hendrix – couple dialogue. communalogue

Jim Rough – Dynamic Facilitation

World Cafe

Open Space


Online there are various processes with their own design:


web – (a bit like drawings on a wall – perhaps that is the metaphor FaceBook uses?)

Mailing Lists

Hipbone Games

Blogs – and Blogs with comments.




Instant messaging


The science and art of process design – a book i’d like to write!

I have some drafts for this book, but this post renames it from “Varieties of Dialogue”, to “process Design”.

Here is a link to a post by Jim Rough I want to put somewhere, it mat be behind a password. His distinctions made me think of this.