Online consultation:
Or digitally-enhanced
policymaking?
Paul Johnston & Steph Gray


UK Gov Web Barcamp
London, 31 Jan 20...
Some problems:

• Too few people take part
• It’s generally the same people
• Input isn’t properly acknowledged,
 analysed...
Vision:

• Sourcing creative ideas
• From diverse sources
• Which are used to improve policy
• As part of an ongoing conve...
Digitally-enhanced
policymaking?


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Opportunity

• Identifying problems to fix
• Finding people who can help
• Coming up with options
• Testing & refining sug...
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http://netvibes.com/diuscommunications

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http://interactive.dius.gov.uk/scienceandsociety/

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Questions

• What does real policy dialogue look like
  online?
• What’s a good process for generating
  and refining idea...
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Digitally Enhanced Policymaking

  1. 1. Online consultation: Or digitally-enhanced policymaking? Paul Johnston & Steph Gray UK Gov Web Barcamp London, 31 Jan 2009
  2. 2. Some problems: • Too few people take part • It’s generally the same people • Input isn’t properly acknowledged, analysed, discussed and refined • It’s a single, laborious iteration, not an ongoing dialogue
  3. 3. Vision: • Sourcing creative ideas • From diverse sources • Which are used to improve policy • As part of an ongoing conversation
  4. 4. Digitally-enhanced policymaking? QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  5. 5. Opportunity • Identifying problems to fix • Finding people who can help • Coming up with options • Testing & refining suggestions • Drafting a possible solution • Identifying snags and refinements • Validating whether it works
  6. 6. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Private URL Understanding Finding Discussing Validating
  7. 7. http://netvibes.com/diuscommunications Understanding Finding Discussing Validating
  8. 8. http://interactive.dius.gov.uk/scienceandsociety/ Understanding Finding Discussing Validating
  9. 9. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. http://talk.dius.gov.uk/blogs/adultlearning Understanding Finding Discussing Validating
  10. 10. http://interactive.dius.gov.uk/innovationnation Understanding Finding Discussing Validating
  11. 11. Questions • What does real policy dialogue look like online? • What’s a good process for generating and refining ideas? • Should there be an end point?

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