Monthly Archives: November 2010

Designing for deliberation

I’ve been pulling together bits of background reading over the last two weeks, particularly in the area of interface design for e-participation and designing systems for deliberation. This is far from an exhaustive list of papers, but I hope I … Continue reading

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Dr Simon Smith: Online research – analysing forums

The latest PhD seminar featured Simon Smith presenting to us two pieces of research that he had worked on: a health management project in digital inclusion and an international local e-democracy project. Both projects involved the use and analysis of … Continue reading

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Supervision meeting three

After my meeting with Ann, Stephen was aware of my difficulties in projecting a structure of research that is worthy of PhD. I talked about the areas I had worked on: case studies; different technologies and ways of looking at … Continue reading

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Back to the drawing board…

I decided to run some of my thoughts past Professor Ann Macintosh – an expert in argument visualisation and one of the most knowledgeable people in my area of research. Putting to her my thoughts about interface design and its effect on … Continue reading

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Developing ideas…

Having looked at a range of case studies and read some of the literature I have tried to formulate some ideas about my research, starting with the major themes that must be present in research about e-participation. Participation: allowing the … Continue reading

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e-Participation case studies

Taking an in-depth look at a few more case studies, my initial list of good examples is dwindling fast. Many have been discontinued and the data is not readily available (TalkSwindon and BBC Action Network, for example) and some are … Continue reading

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e-Participation initiatives uncovered

My initial investigations into potential case studies and examples of e-participation initiatives has proved very fruitful indeed. I have been ably assisted in my trawl of the hundreds of examples currently available by the website e-participation.net – a useful database of e-participation initiatives in … Continue reading

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