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PARLIAMENTARY INFORMATION VISUALIZATION:PAVING THE WAY TOWARDSLEGISLATIVE TRANSPARENCY ANDEMPOWERED CITIZENSAspasia Papalo...
TRANSPARENCY & EMPOWERMENT2
TRANSPARENCY &VISUALIZATION•  Information quality vs. information quantity•  Inclusion via information access•  Clarity of...
A FEW EXAMPLES…AUSTRIANPARLIAMENTImage retrieved from:http://www.parlament.gv.at/ZUSD/PDF/Weg_der_Bundesgesetzgebung.pdf4
SERBIANPARLIAMENTImage retrieved from:http://www.parlament.gov.rs/acts/birth-of-a-law/birth-of-a-law-map.643.html5
INFORMATION VISUALIZATION (IV)•  Dynamic facilitation of legislative process•  Intermediary between information provision ...
IV, ACCESSIBILITY & USABILITY•  Accessibility standards:Equal access and right to information, design issues•  Usability s...
PARLIAMENTARY INFORMATION VISUALIZATION(PIV)Partial graph of theLegislative Ontology (LO)Integrated ParliamentaryManagemen...
LEGISLATIVE TRANSPARENCY & ITS INTERRELATIONSOpenness• Inclusion, ATI• Completeness• Originality• Attractiveness• Ease atc...
OPENING PARLIAMENTARY DATA VIA PIV:THE WAY TOWARDS LEGISLATIVE TRANSPARENCY?Regulatory factors:•  Interested parties and s...
CONCLUDING…•  PIV feasibility vs.legislative transparency and citizen empowerment•  Further research workØ Overview of Pa...
For further information regarding our research you are invited to visit the:Laboratory of New Technologies in Communicatio...
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Aspasia Papaloi, Dimitris G. Gouscos: Parliamentary Information Visualization: Paving the way towards legislative transparency and empowered citizens

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Aspasia Papaloi, Dimitris G. Gouscos: Parliamentary Information Visualization: Paving the way towards legislative transparency and empowered citizens

  1. 1. PARLIAMENTARY INFORMATION VISUALIZATION:PAVING THE WAY TOWARDSLEGISLATIVE TRANSPARENCY ANDEMPOWERED CITIZENSAspasia Papaloi, Doctoral ResearcherDigital Media for Participation Research GroupLaboratory of New Technologies in Communication,Education and the Mass MediaUniversity of Athens, Greeceapapaloi@media.uoa.grDimitris Gouscos, Assistant ProfessorLaboratory of New Technologies in Communication,Education and the Mass MediaUniversity of Athens, Greecegouscos@media.uoa.gr1
  2. 2. TRANSPARENCY & EMPOWERMENT2
  3. 3. TRANSPARENCY &VISUALIZATION•  Information quality vs. information quantity•  Inclusion via information access•  Clarity of information3
  4. 4. A FEW EXAMPLES…AUSTRIANPARLIAMENTImage retrieved from:http://www.parlament.gv.at/ZUSD/PDF/Weg_der_Bundesgesetzgebung.pdf4
  5. 5. SERBIANPARLIAMENTImage retrieved from:http://www.parlament.gov.rs/acts/birth-of-a-law/birth-of-a-law-map.643.html5
  6. 6. INFORMATION VISUALIZATION (IV)•  Dynamic facilitation of legislative process•  Intermediary between information provision andknowledge•  Communication, interaction and collaboration6
  7. 7. IV, ACCESSIBILITY & USABILITY•  Accessibility standards:Equal access and right to information, design issues•  Usability standards:Quality, efficiency andeffectiveness of user experience and satisfaction7
  8. 8. PARLIAMENTARY INFORMATION VISUALIZATION(PIV)Partial graph of theLegislative Ontology (LO)Integrated ParliamentaryManagement System-Asamblea de MadridImage retrieved from: Costilla, C., Palacios, J.P., Cremades, J & Vila, J. (2005).e-Government: ALegislative Ontology for the ‘SIAP’ ParliamentaryManagement System.http://sinbad.dit.upm.es/docencia/master/curso1011/eGov%20Paper%20SpringerVerlang.pdf8
  9. 9. LEGISLATIVE TRANSPARENCY & ITS INTERRELATIONSOpenness• Inclusion, ATI• Completeness• Originality• Attractiveness• Ease atcomprehension• Ability ofcontributions/modifications• Highlight importantand informativepatterns• New insightsgeneration• Evolving of discussion• Kind of informationthat facilitates/structures interactionTransparency• Equal access andopportunity toinformation (FOI,RTI)• Usefulness ofinformation• Reliability ofinformation• Impact ofinformation• Clarity ofinformation• Directedness ofinformation• Flexibility ofinformation• Facilitation of insight• Modifiability ofinformation• Structure orfacilitation ofinteractionTransparencyindicators• Degree of theirimplementation• Useful...not useful• Reliable...Unreliable• Positive...negativeimpact• Clear...opaque• Flexible...rigid• Direct...indirect• Modifiable...notmodifiableEmpowerment• Trust• Quality• Efficiency• Effectiveness• Satisfaction• Support9
  10. 10. OPENING PARLIAMENTARY DATA VIA PIV:THE WAY TOWARDS LEGISLATIVE TRANSPARENCY?Regulatory factors:•  Interested parties and stakeholders•  Policies•  Lack of time, financial resources,competent administrative personnel10
  11. 11. CONCLUDING…•  PIV feasibility vs.legislative transparency and citizen empowerment•  Further research workØ Overview of Parliamentary Informatics initiativesØ Classification according to geography and type of institutionsØ Evaluation of scope and successØ Best practices on PIV11
  12. 12. For further information regarding our research you are invited to visit the:Laboratory of New Technologies in Communication,Education and the Mass Media, University of Athenshttp://www.media.uoa.gr/ntlabDigital Media for Participation Research Group, UoA, NTLabhttp://www.media.uoa.gr/~gouscos/digitalmedia4participation12

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