Complexity of community participation simplified through ICT design

Karen George, Petia Sice, Jeremy Ellman, Safwat Mansi, Robert Young

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Current UK trend of empowering local communities and promotion of the 'Big Society' concept are stimulating new research into practical ways of developing community participation. There is a need for a better understanding of the tipping points for this engagement and how lCT can make use of these. The aim of this research is to develop a frame of reference for effective community participation through lCT, applying both complexity and design perspectives to recognize the role of local interactions. Research will start by constructing a narrative of experiences to help develop semi-structured interviews. The successful outcome will be an effective and efficient, time saving framework.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-556
JournalInternational Journal of Digital Society (IJDS)
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2011


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