Next Generation Deal Design: Comics and Visual Platforms for Contracting

In Erich Schweighofer et al. (Eds.) Networks. Proceedings of the 19th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2016. Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft OCG, Wien 2016, pp. 373-380 (ISBN 978-3-903035-09-6). Jusletter IT 25 February 2016.

8 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2016 Last revised: 11 Apr 2016

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Helena Haapio

Lexpert Ltd; University of Lapland - Faculty of Law; University of Vaasa, School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law; Tampere University - Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences

Daniela Plewe

National University of Singapore (NUS) - University of Scholars Programme

Robert deRooy

Independent

Date Written: February 25, 2016

Abstract

Major gaps may exist between the legal representation of an agreement ("the paper deal") and the goals and intentions of its negotiators ("the real deal"). This paper outlines contracting pitfalls and proposes new approaches to the use of visualisation to overcome them. We categorise contract visualisation and introduce comics and visual interfaces for deal-making as examples of two new categories. These approaches open new possibilities for the future for both theory and practice. They also contribute to next generation deal design as a way to narrow the gaps between the real deal and the paper deal, turning contracts into user-friendly communication tools that reflect the true will of the parties.

Keywords: Comic contracts, contract and negotiation platforms, contract visualisation categories, contracting pitfalls, proactive law, visual interfaces for deal-making

Suggested Citation

Haapio, Helena and Plewe, Daniela and deRooy, Robert, Next Generation Deal Design: Comics and Visual Platforms for Contracting (February 25, 2016). In Erich Schweighofer et al. (Eds.) Networks. Proceedings of the 19th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2016. Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft OCG, Wien 2016, pp. 373-380 (ISBN 978-3-903035-09-6). Jusletter IT 25 February 2016., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2747821

Helena Haapio (Contact Author)

Lexpert Ltd ( email )

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University of Lapland - Faculty of Law ( email )

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University of Vaasa, School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law ( email )

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Vaasa, FI-65101
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Tampere University - Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences ( email )

Tampere
Finland

Daniela Plewe

National University of Singapore (NUS) - University of Scholars Programme ( email )

21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd
Singapore, 119077
Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://www.usp.nus.edu.sg

Robert DeRooy

Independent ( email )

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