Start Development bCisive Online

This week we started with the development of bCisive Online, our program to visually support decision making processes. The  now existing program bCisive Online – quite limited in functionality – will be replaced by this  new version that will be based on the bCisive software program you can downl0ad here. When you want to participate in…

Rationale Online Version 1

Rationale Online Version 1  is available now at www.rationaleonline.com Almost all functionalities of Rationale Windows are available in Rationale Online too. The look and feel are the same. There is complete compatibility between maps made in Rationale 2 and in Rationale Online.Some differences between Rationale 2 (Windows) and Rationale Online: Rationale Online works in every modern…

Rationale Online: request for beta testers

We are proud to announce the publication of Rationale Online in a private beta version in April. Rationale Online is platform independent and works in all modern browsers (Mac problem solved!). Rationale Online is completely compatible with Rationale 2: all maps made in Rationale 2 can be imported in Rationale Online (see the second video…

Update Release RationaleOnline

We expect the bèta version of Rationale Online will become available at the beginning of 2013 (in stead of October 2012). The delay is caused by our decision that we are trying to make a Rationale Online that has almost all the qualities and functionalities of Rationale. For that reason the amount of code that…

Austhink in progress

eople all around the world are using Rationale™ to improve their critical thinking and decision-making. To be able to continue and expand the use of Rationale in the next decade it is necessary to develop an on-line version. Rationale Online will solve at the same time the inconveniences that Mac/Linux users have now with using Rationale. In 2010 it became clear…

bCisive Online vs WebEx and friends

Screen-sharing programs like WebEx, GotoMeeting, etc. allow you to show a desktop over the internet. They allow one person to present at a time, by broadcasting that person’s computer’s desktop to all participants. bCisive Online instead provides access to a common virtual workspace — and a superbly functional one at that! — with one person able to edit…

But I’m not a visual thinker!

Some people protest that they’re not visual thinkers and shy away from visual thinking approaches. My off-the-cuff reply is that most people — even avowed non-visual thinkers — tend to consult a street directory when trying to figure out how to get from A to B: A page from a street directory The general point…

Top down or bottom up?

Top-down and bottom-up thinking are complimentary. Let’s see why: The alternatives (all images produced in bCisive Online) Both top-down and bottom-up thinking cut across the critical / creative thinking divide: Critical thinking Structuring and categorizing (mainly bottom-up) Hypothesis testing (top-down) Argument mapping (top-down and bottom-up aspects) Creative thinking Brainstorming (bottom-up) Mind-mapping (top-down) Dialogue and issue mapping (top-down) Let’s…