In environmental planning, the new communicative approach is replacing the traditional linear cybernetic approach, with a multilogic rationality that challenges the absolute rationality of planning. In this light, a crucial role is played by communication and representation platforms insofar as they support the exchanging and fine-tuning of knowledge, behaviours, emotions lying in each agent. Particularly, this paper explores cognitive mapping as a methodology to support interactive processes aiming at eliciting and sharing knowledge representations. However, cognitive frames in individuals and groups may play intriguing roles, at times fostering or hampering the contribution of knowledge in environmental planning processes. Starting from this standpoint, the present paper explores the abstraction levels of reasoning, as well as the possibility of improving the outputs of cognitive maps. Exploration concerns characters and modifications induced in single and multiple agents when the knowledge representations of agents are exchanged. Such cognitive exploration is carried out by setting up an experimental session oriented at building collaborative future visions in the environmental domain for the city of Bari, Italy.
|Titolo:||Envisioning environmental futures: Multi-agent knowledge generation, frame problem, cognitive mapping|
|Titolo del libro:||Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/b100089|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|