PosterVote: expanding the action repertoire for local political activism

Vlachokyriakos, Vasilis, Comber, Rob, Ladha, Karim, Taylor, Nick, Dunphy, Paul, McCorry, Patrick and Olivier, Patrick (2014) PosterVote: expanding the action repertoire for local political activism. In: Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems - DIS '14. ACM, New York, pp. 795-804. ISBN 9781450329026

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Online and digital technologies support and extend the action repertoires of localized social movements. In this paper we examine the ways by which digital technologies can support "on-the-ground" activist communities in the development of social movements. After identifying some of the challenges of deploying conventional voting and consultation technologies for activism, we examine situated political action in local communities through the design and deployment of a low-cost community voting prototype, PosterVote. We deploy PosterVote in two case studies with two local community organizations identifying the features that supported or hindered grassroots democratic practices. Through interviews with these communities, we explore the design of situated voting systems to support participation within an ecology of social action.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Democracy, activism, participation, e-voting
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
L300 Sociology
P100 Information Services
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 14:42
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 11:19

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