Document Type

Conference Paper


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1.2 COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, 1.5 EARTH AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, Climatic research, 2. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, Electrical and electronic engineering, Robotics and automatic control, Automation and control systems, 2.7 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, Public and environmental health, 5.1 PSYCHOLOGY, 5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

Publication Details

Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society Conference 2018


IoT technology offers an opportunity to reuse components and share data between project stakeholders, thereby reducing the cost of duplication and improve the prospect of collaboration. We read in papers that this stakeholder “collaborated” with this partner or that person. However, what is frequently touted as collaboration is in fact a lead stakeholder leveraging (typically) domain knowledge from partners. A true collective collaborative solution should be a better solution, than cases where one stakeholder leads the process, leveraging (bolting-on) other stakeholder intellectual components. This paper will demonstrate a framework and technique to act as an educational tool to help non-technical stakeholders interact more effectively with technical groups and provide a framework for rich collaborative exchanges to occur. The framework itself is also used as a tool for demonstrating and teaching collaborative systems. Finally, the litmus test is, to describe your domain using infographics, predominantly void of excessive text and isolating jargon, then see if other groups can comprehend it. Now you will have started the process of collaboration.