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Unformatted text preview: In this seminar, students will design a digital environment to house the activities of lo... Page 1 of 2 MIT E-Commerce Architecture Project Graduate Seminar Series Digital & Physical P lace , P rocess and P resence Course Overview: In this seminar, students will design a digital environment to house and facilitate self-governance in private online communities and participatory democracy in the public sector. Graduate students participating in this seminar will work as a team to 1. Develop the design concept and models of a Participatory Governance Environment; 2. Create working open source code implementing that design; and 3. Work closely with stakeholders and testers as part of user-centered design for requirements gathering and usability. The final design and code will be generic enough to support various types of self-governing communities, from local governments to global NGO’s; from Unions to Shareholders. To ground the design, Massachusetts’s local form of government, known as “Open Town Meeting” (OTM), will be...
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- Spring '03
- Architecture, Direct democracy, Participatory democracy, Participatory Governance Environment