A core part of my work for almost two decades now has been development of software to support reasoning, argument and critical thinking. This work has resulted in
- Reasoning PowerPoint App (2016)
- CASE Word App (2015)
- YourView (2012)
- ShowtheCase (2010)
- bCisive 2 (2008)
- bCisive (2008)
- Rationale (2006)
- Reason!Able (2000)
- Reason 2 (1999)
- Reason! (1998)
In movie terms, I was producer and director, but a team of others – most notably Andy Bulka, for everything up to and including bCisive 2 – provided creative input and actually built the products (excepting the Reasoning PowerPoint App, the CASE Word App, and ShowTheCase).
Reasoning PowerPoint App (2016)
The Reasoning PowerPoint App makes diagrammatic mapping easy in PowerPoint. The App is built on top of SmartArt. It incorporates both the CASE schema and the “ABC” (Argument, Bridge, Contention) schema. It is the tool used in a range of online offerings launched in 2016.
CASE Word App (2015)
The CASE Word App is an add-in for Microsoft Word supporting argument mapping within Word documents. It is based on the CASE (Contention, Argument, Evidence, Source) argument mapping template.
YourView is a virtual forum where Australians can express their views on major public issues. Uniquely, YourView is able to determine the collective wisdom of the participants. For more information about YourView see this page.
An argument mapping add-in for Microsoft Word.
bCisive 2 (Dec 2008)
bCisive (Feb 2008)
Reason! 2 (1999)