designing a design plan

designing a design plan

Post by Benc » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 10:04:33

This is my first mail to this group.
I am a Masters student. I am currently working on a community project
for our City. For the city we are supposed to bring up a design plan
for e-democracy. Could any one tell me how to design a design plan for
e-democracy for the city.
We were able to gather points for predispositions,research,insights.
But till now we are not able to come forward with a good concept. Could
anyone help me in the design process. Also could anyone differenciate
E-government and E-democracy. Is there any papers or website related to
this. Please do forward me the link. I would really appreciate it.


designing a design plan

Post by Thad Smit » Sun, 26 Feb 2006 14:00:29

This sounds to me like a proposal designed around a buzzword.

I suggest you go back to basics, i.e., a democracy is one form of
government. The important question to ask is: what is the end goal?
It's not to produce a plan. If there is any benefit it should enrich
peoples lives in some way. What are those goals? How do you achieve
them realistically? Leave the e-labels to others.



designing a design plan

Post by news » Tue, 28 Feb 2006 14:30:54

No. 'Democracy' clearly communication between people.
Instead of having to have your jet and private train to
'move the message', the ability to move it by TV, had a massive
effect on e-democracy. So now with the inet, the ability to
not only broadcast out to the masses, but the ability of the
masses to easily feedback, can have significant consequences.

Also e-communication's much lower cost than 'moving bodies',
can level society.

== Chris Glur.