The strategic value of design for e-democracy

Published on: 21/05/2014
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This paper argument that a design approach will be essential to the future of e-democracy and e-government. This development is driven at the intersection of three fields: democracy, information technology and design. Developments in these fields will result in a new scale, new complexity and demands for new quality of democracy solutions. Design is essential to answer these new challenges. The article identifies a new generation of design thinking as a distinct new voice in the development of e-democracy and describes some of the consequences for democracy and government. It argues that, to be able to design new solutions for e-democracy successfully, current approaches may be too narrow and a broader critical reflection si necessary for both designers and other stakeholders in the process.

ISBN Number: 978-3-902505-35-4

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