These tools and resources are for a governance that foments a culture of openness, accessibility, and participatory collaboration.
Designing for Engagement and Participation
At the core of the Open Observatory is designing for impact. To design for impact future participants were ideated and co-created with the InDICEs partners to create a vision for a future of collaboration, innovation, and open sharing of information on the Open Observatory. Part of this process started with creating a strong image of each participant so that the design of the Open Observatory could then fulfil both functional and social needs outlined in deliverable 4.1. The user stories developed in collaboration with the InDICEs partners created an initial blueprint to ideate and benchmark outcomes or impact of participant engagement, interaction and community development. From that point on to the present the user stories have shaped developing a curriculum and design for participant interaction on the Open Observatory.
Some questions to get started in designing your governance processes might be:
- What type of exposure do they have to the technologies they will be exposed to on the Open Observatory?
- What are their pain points especially connected to finding networks or collaborations within the EU cultural heritage community? Or enhancing their workflows?
- What ‘soft’ capacities might need to be developed to have more meaningful participation or stronger community engagement?
The aim is to both reduce or remove barriers that participants can identify and achieve competencies that will be useful for them as active participants on digital platforms and hybrid digital and physical scenarios. The background of each participant is a point to start with the end being their learning goals.