KomInDu - A Small Project about Big Issues

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Annelie Ekelin, Pirjo Elovaara, Sara Eriksén, Yvonne Dittrich, Christina Hansson, Sölve Landén, Anita Larsson, Ida Olén, Jeff Winter
Title: KomInDu - A Small Project about Big Issues
Conference name: PDC 2004
Year: 2004
Pagination: pp.28-31
ISBN: 0-9667818-3-X
Publisher: CPSR
City: Toronto
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning (Sektionen för teknokultur, humaniora och samhällsbyggnad)
School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: annelie.ekelin@bth.se, pirjo.elovaara@bth.se, sara.eriksen@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: In this short paper, we present glimpses from an interdisciplinary research and development project aimed at enhancing local democracy by developing ICT support for the consultation process around the comprehensive plan of a municipality. For the participating researchers, the project offered the opportunity of combining and comparing approaches and methods from two different design traditions that share democratic ideals and ambitions of nurturing citizen/user participation in design processes. This proved to be more challenging than we had originally anticipated. Differences in perspective gave different interpretations of the design context as well as of how participatory the processes actually were.
Subject: Human Work Science\Participatory Design
Computer Science\Effects on Society
Spatial Planning\Local Planning
Keywords: Planning, consultations, participatory design, e-democracy, citizens' perspectives, users' perspectives
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