INSPIRING FUTURES

Bringing social and technological innovation to the work of national, regional and local elected representatives: the eRepresentative project.

Karamagioli, Evika, Koulolias, Vasilis, Smith, Colin F and Cruickshank, Peter (2008) Bringing social and technological innovation to the work of national, regional and local elected representatives: the eRepresentative project. In: EDem08 E-Democracy Conference. Austrian Computer Society, Vienna, Austria.

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    Abstract/Description

    Members of elected assemblies have a number of overlapping roles. eRepresentative is a project of the European Commission’s IST programme, and has investigated the potential for ICT support for the committee-based legislative role in a secure, mobile context among members of five elected assemblies at national, regional and local levels. This paper describes the processes used for identifying user requirements and the web-based application that was developed to address them. It then describes the scenario-based evaluation process that was designed to cover not only technical functionality and usefulness/usability aspects but also the organisational factors contributing to the success or failure of such initiatives; initial findings suggest a positive response from potential users, elected representatives (and their staff) in particular. In a postscript, the potential for direct inclusion of citizens in the legislative process is considered.

    Item Type: Book Section
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    Uncontrolled Keywords: eRepresentative; European Commission; user requirements; ICT; information and communication technologies;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 350 Public administration & military science
    000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
    000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data > 005.4 Systems programming and programs > 005.43 Systems programs & operating systems > 005.437 User interfaces
    Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
    J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
    Item ID: 3542
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2010 16:05
    Last Modified: 10 Dec 2013 11:34
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3542

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