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    VR-Participation & Dialogue: Towards Integrated Framework for Virtual Reality-Mediated Consensus and Community Building

    Porwol, Lukasz and Ojo, Adegboyega (2020) VR-Participation & Dialogue: Towards Integrated Framework for Virtual Reality-Mediated Consensus and Community Building. In: The 21st Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research. ACM Digital Library, New York, NY, United States, pp. 24-30. ISBN 978-1-4503-8791-0

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    Successful e-Participation requires a thriving community of users-citizens who engage and collaborate with governments and decision makers on key democratic and social maters. Effective community building and meaningful social interactions are contingent on strong, organic consensus achieved through engaging dialogue rather than discussions or argumentation. The emerging social Virtual Reality platforms offer new means of immersive communication that brings an opportunity to overcome some of the challenges identified to be hindering state-of-the-art e-Participation from supporting constructive citizen-to-government dialogue. In this paper we investigate the key concepts and explore the principles of dialogue and consensus building in the context of e-Participation. We match those principles with specific VR affordances and propose an Integrative Framework for Virtual-Reality-Mediated Consensus and Community Building. Finally, we discuss the application of the framework to e-Participation.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: VR-Participation; e-Participation; Next-Gen e-Government; Framework;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 15789
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    Depositing User: Adegboyega Ojo
    Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2022 11:17
    Publisher: ACM Digital Library
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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