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If you are planning to implement a system of transparency and participation of citizens face, think citizens

posted 30 Jun 2016, 01:45 by Info Nuvool   [ updated 6 Jul 2016, 02:39 ]
If when planning a street, an education center, a health center, sports facilities, a work planning, etc., think of the needs of citizens, if the idea is a system of transparency and participation should use citizens also believe in them.

When implementing a software solution that should be used by citizens to be informed, to participate actively, proposals, debates, live chats, multimedia contributions, surveys, electronic voting, etc. We must think about tools simple and fast to implement, easy to use and learn, and if possible, the citizens themselves and know and have used or are currently using.

Enumerating these features and adds some more:
  1. Speed ​​of implementation
  2. Simplicity of use
  3. Easy to learn
  4. Easy to work
  5. If possible and are used daily
  6. reliable

Based on these assumptions, we make ourselves some simple questions:

  • What tools web known better citizens?

If we speak of desktop tools, possibly reply to Word and Excell, but talking about online tools for you regarding participation, the tools we use are online and in the online world environments related Google at the moment are more powerful and have use worldwide and in Spain and Valencia also happens.

Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Sites, Google Apps, Google Translator, Google Maps, etc. tools are widely used among our citizens and it is rare to find one that does not have its own Google account.

Another advantage of Google is the ease of integration with other tools, as opposed to the policies of other software companies in the past, Google knows that open environments offer a better future owners or closed.

  • What tools are used in schools and colleges, starting new citizens to participate in social life?
Google has been concerned for many years to provide collaborative tools and free schools, colleges and universities worldwide, thus facilitating learning and teamwork million students, teachers and parents around the world, both within the context of a classroom, and between different courses or training centers of any country have the ability to easily share work and effort while making use of a system of education more advanced.

Teachers, parents, but especially students, are aware of the enormous help provide these tools in their learning and therefore in their lives, so do not hesitate in the future, many today, to incorporate them their daily life, in your family, friends and of course with common interests to work for those who are already in a position to make decisions about new technologies.

If future generations are prepared and ready to use Google Apps, this would certainly be a gamble to be taken into account when assessing what platform to provide our citizens to inform them and encourage them to participate.
  • What are the tools that can more easily learn those who are not yet familiar with the new technologies?

Thinking about the people, by age, socio-economic status or any other measures have had no access to new technologies What are the tools most suitable for them?
  • Simple tools and easy to learn
  • Tools with a large number of users, with many manuals, tutorials, videos and training materials generally accessible
  • Applications close people, relatives or friends to help them when the pudirean came about or learn from scratch
  • Tools training cost is affordable.
    • As most popular software, is the most affordable learning in all aspects.
  • Tools with which they can practice at home at no cost.

Now that we think of others, we can think of us

Any of the approaches described above apply to us if we are an institution or association that we will implement a system of transparency and public participation, but internally, returns need certain processes such as web services dedicated to Open Data or integration with other systems . Therefore, Google Apps is based on Google Apps Script, which is none other than a language 100% compatible with JavaScript, which in turn is currently the programming language used by the developer community, so before any need, not have excessive trouble finding a developer capable of developing near us any utility.

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