Beyond access: informed participation and empowerment

  title={Beyond access: informed participation and empowerment},
  author={Ernesto Arias and Hal Eden and Gerhard Fischer and Andrew Gorman and Eric Scharff},
This paper is based on the fundamental claim that one of the major roles of new media is not to deliver predigested information to individuals, but to provide the opportunity and resources for social debate and discussion. For most design problems (ranging from urban design to graphics design and software design) that we have studied over many years, the knowledge to understand, frame, and solve them does not exist, but is constructed and evolved during the process of solving these problems… CONTINUE READING

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