This proposed inquiry will attempt to articulate the dynamics of political discourse, as they relate to the political labels, advance preparation, and relational language. Understanding these factors may help guide development of a design framework for political forums.
When our goals are to persuade, frustration surfaces in the form of hyperbole and presumption about the motivations and expectations of others. Elizabeth Lesser’s solution is to take those people to lunch.
The reason for being interested in facilitating a relational approach to talking politics is to mitigate or reverse the violent consequence of polarization.