I read again this article when I was looking for some kind of classification of the different communication types in design communication. I am looking at computer support for the different kinds of types. This need for support is also briefly mentioned in the paper. The paper lists 6 types of discussion:
- Request for information
- Negotiation for clarity and negotiation of constraints
- Idea generation
- Conflict resolution
- Decision making
To me it seems that there is missing type that would be something like “giving information”. What I mean is that these types do not raise awareness of each others tasks since there is a lot of information pulling but not pushing.