Dependency. Do participants need one another, to accomplish something together?
Depth. Do people know each other well?
Matchmaking. What information is available for deciding who to connect with?
Presence. Do participants have the sense of one another's presence, in the same "place" at the same time? For how long?
Shape. Does the whole group listen to everything said, or do people talk in pairs, or does information flow through a network structure?
Consistency. Is the group together for a duration, or do people come and go?
Audience. Does the speaker know exactly who will see their speech or it is unclear? Is it a large group or small?
Timeframe. Are unknown future listeners / responders also "in the room"?
Staging. How are shared moods, topics, or levels of engagement set up? How are they wrapped up?
Positions. Is there room for many types of participants who can occupy different positions in the scene based on their strengths?
Pretext. Is communication expected to be around a
Shared values? Or do participants have
different goals and seek exchanges? Or is there
no set pretext at all?
Feedback. How do people respond to speech? Do the they
like / clap / cheer / review? Do they
friend / follow / join? Do they
Pace and Polish. Is the rate of communication
slow? Are things slowly
Contemplated? Or quickly
tossed back and forth?
Selection. Are some players recognized as invited by a trustworthy person?
Status. Are some participants
celebrities? Are they
ranked somehow? Or is everyone presented as
Strategies Do a variety of approaches pay off, and do people have a chance to discover this variety
Downtime. Are the incentives always in place or are there clear times of freedom or rest or a rhythm?
Fan out. Do the incentives promote exploration/discovery or exploiting known winning patterns?
Stakes. Are the stakes high for individuals or for the group?