Participatory, Visible and Sustainable. Designing a Community Website for a Minority Group

Sabiescu, Amalia E. and Agosti, Matteo and Paolini, Paolo (2012) Participatory, Visible and Sustainable. Designing a Community Website for a Minority Group. In: Proceedings Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology 2012. Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 51-66.

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Abstract

This paper tackles three aspects of community-based technological initiatives aimed to support minority groups’ public expression and communication: participation, visibility and sustainability. Participation requires the active involvement of the community members in various project phases (from design to evaluation), sharing decisional power with project leaders. Visibility refers to the capacity of community messages to reach a relevant audience outside the boundaries of the community itself. Sustainability indicates the capacity of a project to continue, under the control and management of the local community, beyond its “supported” lifetime. The mutual influence of these three dimensions is examined in general and also in the light of a specific case study: an initiative involving a Romani community in rural Romania, having as main outcome the development of a community website (www.romanivoices.com/podoleni).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology, Proceedings > CATaC Conference 2012
Depositing User: Sissi Kemp
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2012 09:14
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2012 19:51
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2138

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