Innovative forms and tools for public participation Pippa Hyam Director Dialogue by Design
Web and IT forms of public participation - 1 Social networking - ‘Have your say forums and discussion threads - Twitter and blogging - Your Freedom consultation - Crowd sourcing
Web and IT forms of public participation - 2 Intelligent use of databases -Necessary to deal with the outputs of generating mass engagement - Provision of organisation and clarity - Need for transparency and an audit trail - Dovetailing different channels of engagement
Different approaches to face to face participation Deliberative processes Taking time Providing balanced information Enabling challenge and discussion Self-selection vs. representative samples Depends on the objectives Numbers? Use of networks Clarity of objectives Transmit, Collaborate or Receive
Mixing traditional and novel approaches • Integration of online and face to face applications • - Gathering feedback from multiple processes and events • Providing a focussed channel for feedback • Taking best practice from IT and from face to face.