This study describes how we used a prototype e-participation plat-form as a digital cultural probe to investigate youth motivation and engagement strategies. This is a novel way of considering digital cultural probes which can contribute to the better creation of e-participation platforms. This probe has been conducted as part of the research project STEP which aims at creating an e-participation platform to engage young European Citizens in environmental decision making. Our probe technique has given an insight into the environ-mental issues concerning young people across Europe as well as possible strat-egies for encouraging participation. How the e-participation platform can be utilised to support youth engagement through opportunities for social interac-tion and leadership is discussed. This study leads to a better understanding of how young people can co-operate with each other to provide collective intelli-gence and how this knowledge could contribute to effective e-participation of young people.
|Title of host publication||Electronic Government and Electronic Participation: Joint Proceedings of IFIP EGOV and ePart|
|Editors||Scholl Hans Jochen, Olivier Glassey, Marijn Janssen, Bram Klievink, Ida Lindgren, Peter Parycek, Efthimios Tambouris, Maria Wimmer, Tomasz Janowsk, Delfina Sá Soares|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Sep 2016|
|Name||Innovation and the Public Sector|
Forbes, P., & De Paoli, S. (2016). ‘Probing with the prototype’: using a prototype e-participation platform as a digital cultural probe to investigate youth engagement with the environment. In S. Hans Jochen, O. Glassey, M. Janssen, B. Klievink, I. Lindgren, P. Parycek, E. Tambouris, M. Wimmer, T. Janowsk, & D. Sá Soares (Eds.), Electronic Government and Electronic Participation: Joint Proceedings of IFIP EGOV and ePart (pp. 11-22). (Innovation and the Public Sector; Vol. 23). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-670-5-11