Place your
organisation
logo here
Integrating Argument Visualisation
Tools in Social Platforms to
Facilitate Online Politi...
Why collaborative thinkingmatters…
There are always
more smart people
outside government
than within it…
…and engaging thi...
How to make sense of everyone’s opinions?
http://www.wavedebate.eu
I can’t believe...
I think...
In my
opinion...
What are...
..and what if many speak at the same time?
http://www.wavedebate.eu
Listen to everything the community has
to offer
http://www.wavedebate.eu
New Ideas
Contributed
Contributors
Focus on the underlying ideas
 Argument Visualisation (AV) Tools allow to:
– Gather the set of ideas distributed in the
c...
Website: http://www.wave-project.eu
Issue
Position
Component
Supportive Argument
Online Debate: an example
AV Tools Promises
 Enable structuring debates along issues,
positions, arguments (supportive and
opposing) etc.
 This wa...
AV Tools Pitfalls (Risks)
AV and Social Networks
 Despite their promises however AV tools have not
yet realised their full potential
 At the same ...
The WAVE Platform
http://www.wavedebate.eu
Website: http://www.wave-project.eu
WAVE Focus
How can technology enhance participation?
What is the key to success for cl...
Argument Visualisation with Debategraph
http://www.wavedebate.eu
Think openly in simple, provisional building
blocks on which others can build too
http://www.wavedebate.eu
Question?
Sugge...
..in as much depth as you need
http://www.wavedebate.eu
Enable everyone to build and rate maps —
collaboratively, iteratively & comprehensively
http://www.wavedebate.eu
Web 2.0 Tools
- interactive, up-to-date, dynamic
Website: http://www.wave-project.eu
RSS Map Updates Polls
Calendar Events...
Social Networking
- collaborative, personalised, community
http://www.wavedebate.eu
Groups
Community
User Profile
WAVE Frontpage Workflow
http://www.wavedebate.eu
Explore
Explore
Join Rate FeedbackShare Ideas Join Groups
 Explore the ideas by clicking on the bubbles
 Small bubbles g...
Join
Join
Explore
 Sign up to start rating and adding your own ideas
http://www.wavedebate.eu
Rate FeedbackShare Ideas Jo...
Rate
Rate
Explore Join
http://www.wavedebate.eu
 Tell us which ideas are the best? What issues are most
important? What a...
Share Ideas
Explore Join
Share Ideas
http://www.wavedebate.eu
 Add your own ideas to the map
 Discuss the ideas in the S...
Join Groups
Explore Join
Join Groups
http://www.wavedebate.eu
 Form and join groups to:
 focus on particular issues and ...
Feedback
Feedback
Explore Join
http://www.wavedebate.eu
 Tell us what you think about this new site:
 How are we doing?
...
WAVE Platform Architecture
http://www.wavedebate.eu
Technologies used
 WAVE portal CMS: Drupal
 Operating System: Debian Linux
 Web Server: Apache2
 Database Server: MySQ...
Flash Facts about WAVE
 Starting date: 1 February 2009
 Duration: 24 months
 Consortium: 8 organisations, 6 countries
(...
WAVE Project Overview
 WAVE platform aims to merge the benefits of state-
of-the-art argument visualisation tools with th...
WAVE’s Consortium
University of
Macedonia
Thessaloniki, Greece
Kauno Technologijos
Universitas, Kaunas,
Lithuania
AIDC UK ...
Thank you for your attention!
and
Join the WAVE!
http://www.wavedebate.eu
EU: www.wavedebate.eu
UK: www.jointhewave.org
Fr...
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  • An inclusive eParticipation platform using:
    Argument Visualisation – for structured discussions
    Web 2.0 Technologies – for sustainability
    Social Networking – for strong community support
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  • WAVE presentation at ePart2010

    1. 1. Place your organisation logo here Integrating Argument Visualisation Tools in Social Platforms to Facilitate Online Political Debates: The WAVE Platform Deirdre Lee2 , Yojana Priya Menda2 , David Price4 , Efthimios Tambouris1 , Vassilios Peristeras2,3 , Konstantinos Tarabanis1 1 University of Macedonia, Greece, 2 National University of Ireland, DERI, Ireland, 3 Greek National Center for Public Administration and Decentralization (GNCPAD), 4 Thoughtgraph Ltd., UK. 2nd International Conference on eParticipation, Lausanne, Switzerland, 31 August, 2010
    2. 2. Why collaborative thinkingmatters… There are always more smart people outside government than within it… …and engaging this intelligence transparently is efficient and effective and strengthens public trust.
    3. 3. How to make sense of everyone’s opinions? http://www.wavedebate.eu I can’t believe... I think... In my opinion... What are they thinking..... Great idea... I agree, but... It could work...
    4. 4. ..and what if many speak at the same time? http://www.wavedebate.eu
    5. 5. Listen to everything the community has to offer http://www.wavedebate.eu New Ideas Contributed Contributors
    6. 6. Focus on the underlying ideas  Argument Visualisation (AV) Tools allow to: – Gather the set of ideas distributed in the community – Represent each idea just once – Encourage creative-thinking through group collaboration http://www.wavedebate.eu
    7. 7. Website: http://www.wave-project.eu Issue Position Component Supportive Argument Online Debate: an example
    8. 8. AV Tools Promises  Enable structuring debates along issues, positions, arguments (supportive and opposing) etc.  This way, debates are more easy to understand, contribute and conclude  Also, debates are smaller in size and more comprehensive by discouraging duplication (e.g. when compared to eforums)
    9. 9. AV Tools Pitfalls (Risks)
    10. 10. AV and Social Networks  Despite their promises however AV tools have not yet realised their full potential  At the same time, social platforms based on the so- called Web 2.0 technologies achieve tremendous penetration.  This is particularly true for the youngsters, which is exactly the target group of online political participation initiatives.  How about enhancing AV tools with social platforms’ characteristics?
    11. 11. The WAVE Platform http://www.wavedebate.eu
    12. 12. Website: http://www.wave-project.eu WAVE Focus How can technology enhance participation? What is the key to success for climate change legislation?
    13. 13. Argument Visualisation with Debategraph http://www.wavedebate.eu
    14. 14. Think openly in simple, provisional building blocks on which others can build too http://www.wavedebate.eu Question? Suggestion Reason
    15. 15. ..in as much depth as you need http://www.wavedebate.eu
    16. 16. Enable everyone to build and rate maps — collaboratively, iteratively & comprehensively http://www.wavedebate.eu
    17. 17. Web 2.0 Tools - interactive, up-to-date, dynamic Website: http://www.wave-project.eu RSS Map Updates Polls Calendar Events Activity Notifications Tagging Blog
    18. 18. Social Networking - collaborative, personalised, community http://www.wavedebate.eu Groups Community User Profile
    19. 19. WAVE Frontpage Workflow http://www.wavedebate.eu
    20. 20. Explore Explore Join Rate FeedbackShare Ideas Join Groups  Explore the ideas by clicking on the bubbles  Small bubbles go deeper: large bubbles go back up  Different colours have different meanings  Use the tabs to show Details and Context http://www.wavedebate.eu
    21. 21. Join Join Explore  Sign up to start rating and adding your own ideas http://www.wavedebate.eu Rate FeedbackShare Ideas Join Groups
    22. 22. Rate Rate Explore Join http://www.wavedebate.eu  Tell us which ideas are the best? What issues are most important? What are the strong and weak arguments?  Rate the ideas on the (1) Weak to (9) Strong scale  Stronger ideas have thicker arrows FeedbackShare Ideas Join Groups
    23. 23. Share Ideas Explore Join Share Ideas http://www.wavedebate.eu  Add your own ideas to the map  Discuss the ideas in the Stream  Link to places where the ideas are stated Rate FeedbackJoin Groups
    24. 24. Join Groups Explore Join Join Groups http://www.wavedebate.eu  Form and join groups to:  focus on particular issues and ideas, and  find people with shared interests Rate FeedbackShare Ideas
    25. 25. Feedback Feedback Explore Join http://www.wavedebate.eu  Tell us what you think about this new site:  How are we doing?  What do you like?  What can we do better? Rate Share Ideas Join Groups
    26. 26. WAVE Platform Architecture http://www.wavedebate.eu
    27. 27. Technologies used  WAVE portal CMS: Drupal  Operating System: Debian Linux  Web Server: Apache2  Database Server: MySQL  Web Communication: REST Web Services & RSS http://www.wavedebate.eu
    28. 28. Flash Facts about WAVE  Starting date: 1 February 2009  Duration: 24 months  Consortium: 8 organisations, 6 countries (Belgium, France, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, UK)  Trial Sites: UK, France, Lithuania, Europe Co-funded by the European Commission under the eParticipation Preparatory Action. http://www.wavedebate.eu
    29. 29. WAVE Project Overview  WAVE platform aims to merge the benefits of state- of-the-art argument visualisation tools with the intuitive interface, capabilities and look-and-feel of social, Web 2.0 platforms.  Main Objectives: – Test the effectiveness of argument visualization tools in helping citizens from a variety of countries and demographics to better understand complex issues generally – Measure whether and under what conditions these tools can have specific impact on one of the most important and popular legislative agendas facing Europe (environment)
    30. 30. WAVE’s Consortium University of Macedonia Thessaloniki, Greece Kauno Technologijos Universitas, Kaunas, Lithuania AIDC UK Ltd, Barnsley, United Kingdom National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland Fondation Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France 21c Consultancy Ltd, London, United Kingdom Thoughtgraph Ltd., Taunton, United Kingdom Politech Institute, Brussels, Belgium http://www.wavedebate.eu
    31. 31. Thank you for your attention! and Join the WAVE! http://www.wavedebate.eu EU: www.wavedebate.eu UK: www.jointhewave.org France: www.debatclimat.eu Lithuania: www.wave-diskusijos.lt Become a WAVE Fan on Facebook … Follow WAVE on Twitter … Join WAVE on LinkedIn … Watch WAVE Youtube Channel …

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