UCLA Forum 2011 Machine Conference Presentation 01

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Presentation delivered at the UC Berkeley Human Rights conference, Advancing the New Machine, on UCLA Law Forum design.

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UCLA Forum 2011 Machine Conference Presentation 01

  1. 1. People Are Opportunists... ...what looks like a chair to one person in one circumstance, looksa lot like a stepping stool to another...
  2. 2. Diffusion of Innovation... ...is a story of opportunisticbehaviors among crowds from all over the world to subvert existing technologies to get things done and accomplish the desired goals.
  3. 3. The Job of a Product Designer... ...is to tame these opportunistic behaviors and to align them with the goals of the project.
  4. 4. 1 + 2 + 3
  5. 5. Project’s Goals• Moot the Issues of Interest to ICC OTP• Foster Public Debate Between Parties• Open Discussion to a Wide Audience• Explore the Complexity of an Issue• Provide Visibility for OTP Decisions
  6. 6. Project’s Benefits • Highlights International Criminal Law Issues • Presents the Relevant Legal Landscape • Provides Visibility to OTP Policy Decisions • Gives Voice to the Public & Creates a Community • Vets the Issue in a Defined TimespanThese are ICC OTP Benefits
  7. 7. Level of Discussion Darfur Debate Forum Topic Chosen for Debate Narrow Topic of Interest Creates a Small Group of Participants Our AudienceRange of Discussion Topics
  8. 8. Level of Discussion Darfur Debate Forum Topic Chosen for Debate Narrow Topic of Interest Creates a Small Group of Participants Range of Discussion Topics Our AudiencePassive Participation: “Readers Only” Active Participation: “Writers”
  9. 9. What’s in It for theActive Audience?
  10. 10. What’s in It for the Active Audience?• recognition/fame
  11. 11. What’s in It for the Active Audience?• recognition/fame• record of position
  12. 12. What’s in It for the Active Audience?• recognition/fame• record of position• association with ICC and “top thinkers”
  13. 13. What’s in It for the Active Audience?• recognition/fame• record of position• association with ICC and “top thinkers”• “do-gooders”
  14. 14. What’s in It for the Active Audience? • recognition/fame • record of position • association with ICC and “top thinkers” • “do-gooders”Need to Communicate Forum’sBenefits to the Active Audience
  15. 15. What’s in It for the Active Audience? • recognition/fame • record of position • association with ICC and “top thinkers” • “do-gooders”Need to Create Support Structures to Engage with the Audience
  16. 16. UCLAForum.com Approach Frame the Issue1. OTP Question Presented2. Context of the Problem Given Through Detailed Description3. Discussion is Anchored via Extensive Background Information
  17. 17. Process Start with a question... ? Question
  18. 18. Process Framing the Issue and Developing Background Materials The frame the issue... ? Question
  19. 19. UCLAForum.com Approach Frame the Issue1. OTP Question Presented2. Context of the Problem Given Through Detailed Description3. Discussion is Anchored via Extensive Background Information Invited Experts1. Invited Experts Present the Primary Legal Arguments2. They Provide Multiple Points of View3. And They Stimulate the Discussion
  20. 20. Process s ces Pro in t as he e vol n of Id Working with Invited Experts ved ual ibutio Developing PR Materials for the Public Debate Launch s In r ndi r Dist vid e Mo & Wid re I Framing the Issue re a Wider and Developing nd Background Materials MoInvite experts... ? Question
  21. 21. UCLAForum.com Approach Frame the Issue1. OTP Question Presented2. Context of the Problem Given Through Detailed Description3. Discussion is Anchored via Extensive Background Information Invited Experts1. Invited Experts Present the Primary Legal Arguments2. They Provide Multiple Points of View3. And They Stimulate the Discussion Community Discussion1. Fosters a Dialogue with the Public2. Explores the Issues Thoroughly3. And Provides Visibility for a Wide Range of Opinions
  22. 22. Process Working with Public and Invited Experts Continuously Marketing the Forum to News, Academia, and Professional Organizations s ces Pro in t as he e vol n of Id Working with Invited Experts ved ual ibutio Developing PR Materials for the Public Debate Launch s In r ndi r Dist vid e Mo & Wid re I Framing the Issue re a Wider and Developing nd Background Materials MoInclude the public & market the issue... ? Question
  23. 23. Process Packaging & Publishing the Debate for Distribution to Libraries & Other Institutions Working with Public and Invited Experts Continuously Marketing the Forum to News, Academia, and Professional Organizations s ces Pro in t as he e vol n of Id Working with Invited Experts ved ual ibutio Developing PR Materials for the Public Debate Launch s In r ndi r Dist vid e Mo & Wid re I Framing the Issue re a Wider and Developing nd Background Materials Mo Distribute eachissue as a book... ? Question
  24. 24. A Book Series is Planned
  25. 25. Level of Discussion Darfur Debate Forum Topic Chosen for Debate Narrow Topic of Interest Creates a Small Group of ParticipantsDiffusion... Range of Discussion Topics
  26. 26. Level of Discussion Darfur Debate Forum Topic Chosen for Debate Narrow Topic of Interest Creates a Small Group of ParticipantsRange of Discussion Topics Expand the Audience
  27. 27. Level of Discussion Darfur Debate Forum Topic Chosen for Debate Narrow Topic of Interest Creates a Small Group of Participants One Solution Range of Discussion TopicsExpand the Topic & Lower the Level of Discussion
  28. 28. Level of Discussion Darfur Debate Forum Topic Chosen for Debate Narrow Topic of Interest Creates a Small Group of Participants Mini Issue Another SolutionMultiple Topics of Discussion Range of Discussion Topics
  29. 29. Level of Discussion Darfur Debate Forum Topic Chosen for Debate Narrow Topic of Interest Creates a Small Group of Participants Mini Issue Another SolutionMultiple Topics of Discussion Range of Discussion Topics
  30. 30. Level of Discussion Darfur Debate Forum Topic Chosen for Debate Result Narrow Topic of Interest Creates a Small Group of Participants Mini Issue Range of Discussion TopicsOver Time, More and More Participants
  31. 31. To Date...• Launched the Gaza Debate in September 2010• Gaza Experts’ Opinions: 32,000 words• Gaza Public Comments: over 30,000 words• Launched Darfur Genocide Arrest Debate in January 2011• Darfur Experts’ Opinions: 28,000 words• Darfur Public Comments: over 25,000 words• Launching the Next Debate in April 2011

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