This wiki is dedicated to the Dialogic Design Science (DDS) community of practitioners and theoreticians. Its primary purpose is to engage this community in an on-going discussion focusing on the evolution of the science. The content of this wiki is not intended for the communities of stakeholders that use the science to design their social systems. The Institute for 21st Century Agoras web site ( is more approptiate for informing the stakeholders about the variety of applications of the science in the arena. The ultimate objective of this "People Science" is to support people from all walks of life for practicing authentic participative democracy by applying the Co-Laboratories of Democracy approach in designing their social systems. Those visitors that are interested to learn more about application types for the science of dialogue are encouraged to visit the discussion of face-to-face co-laboratories of democracy presented in:


The Domain of Science Model (DOSM), proposed by Professor John N. Warfield in 1987, is being employed as the contextual typology for assigning the component artifacts of the DDS in the four distinct domains of the DOSM, namely: (A)Foundation, (B)Theory, (C)Methodology, and (D)Applications. To view the assignement of the components of DDS to the four distinct domains, and also the linkages among the principal components of the science click:

To learn more about the history of DDS please visit:

If you would like to get an overview appreciation of the power of the science of dialogic design, please visit the new (January 26, 2016) Edition of a video focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Turkish-Cypriots/Greek-Cypriots conflict, produced by Maria Kakoulaki and titled "Dialogue beyond borders:"

The unique characteristic of this video is that it avoids the interference of the journalistic perspective with the authentic voices of the oppressed people of these regions.

NOTE: A booklet, containing content from this wiki, was compiled and edited by Dr. Keneth Bausch titled With Reason & Vision. It can be purchased for $10 from Amazon by clicking here:

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If you would like to read some endorsements of this wiki by distinguished systems thinkers, please visit the Discussion Tab of this page. Also we have posted a message with interesting remarks from Laura Harris, the Ececutive Director of Americans for Indian Opportunity ( The AIO team has been applying structured dialogue with indigeneous people around the world by using a customized approach called the Indigenous Leaders Interactive System (ILIS) for 20 years.

Your comments are welcomed.