Reflective Consensus Building on Wicked Problems

Michael Hoffmann
DeAnna Brown

The Reflect! platform is designed to organize Reflective Consensus Building on Wicked Problems in small teams.

Examples of wicked problems are

  • complex policy issues such as health care reform, poverty, global trade, or climate change;
  • the regulation of new and emerging technologies;
  • the design of products and technologies; and
  • planning processes that involve different stakeholders.

The complexity of wicked problems results from the fact that they can be framed in a number of different ways, depending on varying interests, world-views, values, or differences regarding the scale on which people think the problem should be addressed.

Michael Hoffmann

The Reflect! Lab develops technologies that support self-correcting reasoning and reflective deliberation in teams.