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User Experience Guest Lecture Series: All Those in Favour, Click 'Aye': The Struggle for Civic Tech

Dalibor Dvorski

Monday, 27 July 2015 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

User Experience Guest Lecture Series: All Those in...

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All Those in Favour, Click 'Aye': The Struggle for Civic Tech

speaker:
Kirk Zurell, Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity (REAP) Professional, University of Waterloo

abstract:
If a billion people around the world can over-share their lives on social media, why are voting rates still so low?  Can e-participation systems coax more residents into taking part in civic life?  In this session, we will apply technology to the role of the voter, resident, and taxpayer.  Civic technologies, including e-participation, are a new hotness, with dedicated labs and businesses springing up to help citizens manage their "red boxes".  How do user experiences and expectations compare to those of commercial services?  How does civic tech affect the roles of the citizen, the political, and the civil servant?

biography:
Kirk Zurell writes op-ed articles for newspapers on topics in civic life.  Kirk takes part in civic life through the Compass Kitchener citizen engagement committee and Waterloo Voter Support Committee.  He provides information technology support at The Working Centre and investigates digital media at University of Waterloo's Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity (REAP).

Have questions about User Experience Guest Lecture Series: All Those in Favour, Click 'Aye': The Struggle for Civic Tech? Contact Dalibor Dvorski

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Conestoga College Doon Campus
299 Doon Valley Drive
DMB-2A301
Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4
Canada

Monday, 27 July 2015 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)


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