Ever tried to get a room full of people to agree
a shared document? You’ll feel lucky if you get beyond the first
page - or even
Dialogue by Design’s co-drafting tool enables co-drafting of documents.
Often using face-to-face workshops as part of the development
process, this tool takes a draft document, divides it into
sections and gives people
the opportunity to suggest changes.
All the comments are collected and collated, and the editor adopts the
best and changes the document accordingly. Then the document
goes back on the website so that everyone can see it - the original
text, the suggested comments and the editor's revisions.
This can happen as many times as people want - until the document
is in a form acceptable to everyone.
We have recently used the co-drafting tool to develop documents for The
British Wind Energy Association, The
Minerals Industry Research Organisation and The
We will shortly launch an
addition to the co-drafting tool....
This will enable participants to suggest detailed
text changes for a document, see suggestions made by the
other participants, and how the document has subsequently
It is basically a 'track changes' tool - but one that allows
tens, hundreds or even thousands of people to see the tracks and the