Using Collections

Use Collections to collect a set of content together.

What are Collections

Collections are like containers for other content types: Signals, Signal Clusters, Trends, and Megatrends.

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    FIBRES-scenario-planning-overview-1600-compressedWhat to use Collections for


    Collections have versatile use cases. They are useful when you need to, for example:

    • Summarize your understanding relevant to answering an ad-hoc question
    • Compile detailed knowledge in the context of a given project
    • Outline a future scenario in writing

    A best practice is to link all relevant data into your Collection and then use the Collection description to write out your scenario, future narrative, or whatever you created the Collection for.

    Also then you can run all related discussions inside a given Collection instead of having comments only inside every piece of content separately.

    How to create a Collection

    To create an empty Collection:

    1. Click Create.
    2. Select Collection.
    3. Give your Collection a title and click Create.

    To create a Collection with some items in it:

    1. Navigate to Discover.
    2. Select the items you want to include in your Collection.
    3. Click Link selected.
    4. Select Link to a new Collection and proceed to creating your Collection.

    How to add content into a Collection

    Content is added into Collections with linkages.

    To add content into your Collection:

    1. Open your Collection and scroll down to Linked Content.
    2. Click Manage linkages.
    3. Select the items you want to link to your Collection.
    4. Click Link selected.

    Or:

    1. Navigate to Discover.
    2. Select the items you want to include in your Collection.
    3. Click Link selected.
    4. Select Link to an existing Collection and select your Collection(s).
    5. Click Link selected.

    How to invite collaborators

    Only the Collection owner and collaborators can edit a Collection.

    To invite a collaborator:

    1. Open your Collection and scroll down to Collaborators.
    2. Click Show collaborators. 
    3. Type in a person's name and click Invite.

    Collection visibility

    Public Collections can be seen by all users in your account. Private Collections can be seen only by the owner and collaborators.

    To change the visibility of your Collection:

    1. Click on the rounded button Public/Private.
    2. Click Change.

    Collections and the Radar

    Collections can't be positioned on the Radar. However, you can filter the Radar based on a Collection.

    1. Navigate to Radar.
    2. Click the filter icon to open the filter menu.
    3. Under Collections, start typing the name of your Collection, and then select your Collection from the list shown.
    4. Close the filter menu.
    5. Click Hide filtered to only see content in your Collections.

    Collections and the Network

    Collections don't show up in the Network. However, you can filter the Network based on Collections.

    1. Navigate to Network.
    2. Click the filter icon to open the filter menu.
    3. Under Collections, start typing the name of your Collection, and then select your Collection from the list shown.
    4. Close the filter menu.
    5. Click Hide filtered to only see content in your Collections.