Most people can install and use Concept Star within 1-2 hours. However, to make most effective use of the software, new users should spend additional time to learn the fundamentals of the Concept Star decision support system. All information required is included in the Concept Star Professional Software and Training Package.
Concept Star software uses the standard Windows graphical interface and is very intuitive to use. This allows users to concentrate on the problem they are trying to solve.
All information required to learn Concept Star and the decision support method are included in the Concept Star Professional Software and Training Package.
This package provides the theoretical background of the method as well as detailed instructions for both individual and group use of Concept Star. It does not attempt to teach general facilitation skills, but does provide numerous practical tips for facilitators wishing to use Concept Star for group decision making sessions.
Yes. The relationship map is automatically displayed in graphical format. This map can also be printed or copied to other applications for inclusion in reports.
The ability to display the graphical relationship map immediately is a very important feature for practical use of any ISM software. A visual relationship map is necessary to identify the paths or threads formed by the ideas and to facilitate understanding of the situation and decision-making.
Yes. The partially created graphical relationship map can be displayed at any time.
Concept Star can immediately calculate and display the graphical relationship map. Typically this takes less than a second.
Yes. The Windows Copy and Paste commands can be used to copy the graphical relationship map to most applications that accept picture data.
Concept Star can model more than 1000 ideas using a computer system that meets minimum Windows 95 requirements. The actual number of ideas that can be modeled is limited only by the amount of memory on the computer. (In practice, most Concept Star sessions involve less than 50 ideas.)
Because Concept Star is very user-friendly a single facilitator can run a group session.
For large groups, it is easier if the facilitator has an assistant. The facilitator can concentrate on the group dynamics, participation and decision making process. The assistant can keep a manual record of the decisions, reasoning and important points from the discussion. The assistant is sometimes a volunteer from within the group.
Currently Concept Star is available only in English.
Yes, you may train other people to use this technology. Sorach offers resources for those interested in being a Concept Star distrubutor. For information about volume discounts or becoming a dealer, please submit inquiry to: email@example.com
Concept Star software, user manual, and all associated training material are copyright of Sorach Inc. and may not be copied ( other than to install the software on one computer).