The Role of Shared Context in Group Storytelling

keywords: Context, group storytelling, knowledge management
Information about the real context that has surrounded a past team activity can help their members to understand better situations at hand. However, knowledge transfer can only be successful if a common interpretative focus and its context are set up. We argue that a combination of group storytelling techniques and a groupware tool can support the elicitation of context shared by a group. Moreover, our goal is to discuss how groupware can structure and formalize the contextual information behind the scenes of a story, making it easier to understand, interpret and reuse the knowledge intrinsic to it.
reference: Vol. 25, 2006, No. 6, pp. 497–522