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Participation as a Service

On 10, Mrz 2016 | In | By Robin

Participation as a Service

*2015 I Funded research project I partou eG

 

Context

How to democratise corporates? How to alter processes and software coming from political participation to suit the needs of businesses? These were the main questions when writing the research proposal ‘participation as a service’ in the context of ‘KMU-Innovativ’ from the ‘Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung’. In partnership with Liquid Democracy e.V., HRpepper and Forschungszentrum Informatik at Karlsruhe Institut of Technology.

 

Outcome

With the project half way, the group was able to create a common understanding of the theoretical background on (e)participation, executed expert interviews, analysed cases and developed models as well as 7 principles on e-participation to assist consulting. Beyond that, conceptualisation of new services and software features is in the making with implementation starting in Q2, 2016.

Mr. Wash

By Robin

On 10, Mrz 2016 | In | By Robin

Mr. Wash

*2011 I User research on the laundry process I Master

 

Context

The washing machine has changed little over the years and shows no signs of user centered design, although being the center of the laundry process. An ethnographic research was conducted to address user experience and emotional factors within the process of doing laundry.

 

Outcome

The results of a videography research and a quantitative questionnaire showed that a key emotion in interacting with the washing machine is trust. Participants mistrusted their washing machine and compensated this by, for instance, only using one program or the elaborate use of detergent. Further the research suggested to understand the laundry process as a whole and to innovate not only on the washing machine itself.