THE ATTRACTOR SOFTWARE
The attractor software is essentially a visualization tool designed to help users see the three dimensions of conflict systems: current state, potential positive, and potential negative. It prompts the user to specify the key factors influencing the conflict (ideally generated from the mapping exercises) and the actions that can be undertaken, then to estimate the consequences of these actions with respect to three types of outcomes:
1. Their influence on the current state of the conflict
2. Their influence on the potential for future conflict or negative interactions
3. Their influence on the potential for positive social interactions and, ultimately, sustainable peace
The user, by evaluating each factor, estimates ...