What have we learned from the TANGO arena for regional cooperation in Southern Sweden?

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Sara Eriksén, Annelie Ekelin, Pirjo Elovaara, Yvonne Dittrich, Christina Hansson, Jeff Winter
Title: What have we learned from the TANGO arena for regional cooperation in Southern Sweden?
Conference name: EGOV 2004
Year: 2004
Pagination: LNCS 3183 pp.156-163
ISBN: 3-540-22916-7
Publisher: Springer Verlag
City: Zaragoza
ISI number: 000223635100027
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: sara.eriksen@bth.se, annelie.ekelin@bth.se, pirjo.elovaara@bth.se, yvonne.dittrich@bth.se, christina.hansson@bth.se, jeff.winter@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The TANGO e-government arena is a project in Southern Sweden, funded by the Innovative Actions of the European Regional Development Fund. The project is now nearing its end, and we are thus at the stage of reflectively reviewing what has actually been accomplished and how this relates to the original goals of the project. In July 2002, when the project began, the aim was to establish cooperation between the public sector, private enterprise and university-based research in designing public e-services. In cooperating around development of new, integrated services, catering to various categories of users as well as to a growing diversity of mobile technologies, we have aimed towards es-tablishing feedback channels between practice and theory, between use and design, and between different academic disciplines where we see a need to synchronize the models and methods we work with. Our research questions have focused on exploring and managing multi-perspectivity as a resource for design. In this paper we look at how we organized our cooperation around these goals, and attempt to address those basic summing-up-the-project questions; How well have we succeeded? What have we learned in the process?
Subject: Human Work Science\Participatory Design
Computer Science\Effects on Society
Keywords: Participatory Design, regional innovation system
Note: The conference proceedings from the third international conference EGOV 2004 are published in the Springer Verlag series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS 3183), edited by Roland Traunmüller (ISSN 0302-9743).