Decision Making

Editor's note

This is work that is being envisaged.

Purpose

The Decision making pattern captures the concepts and relations that explain how parties would, could, or should reason in order to reach good conclusions and make good decisions. This can be used as a basis for understanding the information needs of parties as they need to decide e.g. whether or not to commit to a transaction proposal, or whether or not data is valid for some purpose. This pattern is based on Toulmin's use of arguments (of which a pragmatical text can be found here).

The relevance of this pattern is that it provides some basic ideas of the purposes which parties can feel they need information for in order to make good decisions.

Introduction

Formalized model

Here is a visual representation of this pattern, using the following notations and conventions:

Conceptual model of the 'Duties-and-rights' pattern
Editor's note

TNO to provide further introductorty texts