This paper explores dialogue between the diverse stakeholders affected by the introduction of the BioFuels Sales Obligation policy in New Zealand. The research will use ‘rich pictures’ within the framework of Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) to evaluate the extent to which such abstract visualization might facilitate the communication of different viewpoints. It will examine whether the act of representation might encourage individuals, organizations and interest groups to reflect upon their beliefs and assumptions thereby contributing to a healthy discourse around the subject of New Zealand biofuels.
Crowe, Peter J.; Nolan, Terry; and Varey, Richard, "Public Discourse as Information System: the Use of SSM to Facilitate ‘Healthier’ Stakeholder Discourse" (2007). ACIS 2007 Proceedings. Paper 13.