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Participating in Public: Municipal Software for Online Dialogue and Decision-making

May 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Arthur Smid

Arthur Smid

Arthur Smid

About the Speaker

Arthur Smid is a community organizer and communications specialist living in Portland, Oregon. His research into participatory political processes led to volunteering with the Code for America brigade network in Eugene and Portland. Active as a citizen lobbyist for progressive policy, he is an advocate for open source software and government digital services. He wrote a novel about software developers—available at arthursmid.com.

Travis Kriplean

Travis Kriplean

Travis Kriplean

About the Speaker

Travis Kriplean has been designing and building communication systems to help people think better together, first in academia (HCI/CSCW) and more recently as an entrepreneur and independent researcher. His work expands on the design insight that online communications are easy to speak into, but difficult to listen through. By designing unique ways to actively listen, we can improve our online dialogue. ConsiderIt is his most well known creation, contact him to learn how it can help your community: about.me/travis.kriplean.

Kate Pincott

Kate Pincott

Kate Pincott

Remote Design Coach

About the Speaker

Kate is a Remote Design Coach helping to unblock creatives through connecting to their inner wisdom and throwing in there some design operations strategy too! Kate has spent 11 years in the design and tech industry from small start ups to agencies like Ustwo and global corporates such as Facebook.

Participating in Public: Municipal Software for Online Dialogue and Decision-making

Speakers: Travis Kriplean | Arthur Smid <br>May 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
Your Own Home via Zoom

Participating in Public
Municipal Software for Online Dialogue and Decision-making

What happens when a city creates a public platform for allocating $100 million dollars? People start to think about their neighborhoods differently. Learn about participatory political processes for decision-making and resource allocation in Reykjavík and Madrid. And with an authoritarian neighbor to press against, Taiwan created an open and transparent deliberative process for people to shape legislation. Arthur Smid will show us the municipal software created to support these processes. These open source projects have already been adapted by American cities. We’ll consider how design can facilitate consensus rather than division. Let’s explore this together and build the practices and software to support democracy.

Portland-based creator Travis Kriplean will share Consider.it, open source software he made for online dialogue. Consider.it helps communities by visualizing what people think and why, enabling large groups to civilly and efficiently align for action and/or identify significant points of departure. It has been used for civic deliberations hosted by the City of Seattle, participatory strategic planning by the Mozilla Foundation, decentralized governance by open source communities, and critical thinking in K12 education.

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Participating in Public: Municipal Software for Online Dialogue and Decision-making

Speakers: Travis Kriplean | Arthur Smid <br>May 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
Your Own Home via Zoom

Participating in Public
Municipal Software for Online Dialogue and Decision-making

What happens when a city creates a public platform for allocating $100 million dollars? People start to think about their neighborhoods differently. Learn about participatory political processes for decision-making and resource allocation in Reykjavík and Madrid. And with an authoritarian neighbor to press against, Taiwan created an open and transparent deliberative process for people to shape legislation. Arthur Smid will show us the municipal software created to support these processes. These open source projects have already been adapted by American cities. We’ll consider how design can facilitate consensus rather than division. Let’s explore this together and build the practices and software to support democracy.

Portland-based creator Travis Kriplean will share Consider.it, open source software he made for online dialogue. Consider.it helps communities by visualizing what people think and why, enabling large groups to civilly and efficiently align for action and/or identify significant points of departure. It has been used for civic deliberations hosted by the City of Seattle, participatory strategic planning by the Mozilla Foundation, decentralized governance by open source communities, and critical thinking in K12 education.

There is a video of this event. You must be a member and signed in to see CHIFOO videos.


Cyd Harrell

 Cyd Harrell

Cyd Harrell

About the Speaker

Cyd Harrell,
Cyd is well known in industry and government for her creative approach to UX research and service design. She believes you can answer any question as long as you are fearless and creative about methods. She was the VP of Research for SF-based remote research firm Bolt | Peters until June 2012, when Facebook acquired the company. Since 2012, working with the Center for Civic Design, Code for America, and 18F, as well as independently, Cyd has helped multiple executive- and judicial-branch agencies in the US apply research techniques and user-centered practice to serving the public. When not at the office helping public servants use design for good, Cyd is a mentor for mid-senior UX practitioners. Her favorite tools are metaphor and (metaphorical) duct tape.

Kate Pincott

Kate Pincott

Kate Pincott

Remote Design Coach

About the Speaker

Kate is a Remote Design Coach helping to unblock creatives through connecting to their inner wisdom and throwing in there some design operations strategy too! Kate has spent 11 years in the design and tech industry from small start ups to agencies like Ustwo and global corporates such as Facebook.

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May 6, 2020
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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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