‘Probing with the prototype’: using a prototype e-participation platform as a digital cultural probe to investigate youth engagement with the environment

Paula Forbes*, Stefano De Paoli

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationElectronic Government and Electronic Participation
    Subtitle of host publicationJoint Proceedings of ongoing research, PhD papers, posters and workshops of IFIP EGOV and ePart 2016
    EditorsScholl Hans Jochen, Olivier Glassey, Marijn Janssen, Bram Klievink, Ida Lindgren, Peter Parycek, Efthimios Tambouris, Maria Wimmer, Tomasz Janowski, Delfina Sá Soares
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIOS Press
    Pages11-22
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781614996705
    ISBN (Print)9781614996699
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2016

    Publication series

    NameInnovation and the Public Sector
    PublisherIOS Press
    Volume23
    ISSN (Print)1871-1073
    ISSN (Electronic)1879-8454

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