Motivation Matrix

The motivation matrix, introduced in the EU-funded HiCS project, is a technique that visualises the functional relation between all the actors participating in a production system. Filling up the cells in the motivation matrix forces the designer and each actor to reflect upon the specific role of each participant. This representation technique is heavily depending on the text filled in to the matrix. The textual orientation therefore requires careful reading to extract the information from the map. The Motivation Matrix is mainly targeted at internal users and the perspective is primarily technical, the matrix being the structural basis for the mutual cooperation and negotiation among the actors.