Hacking Heritage Using Digital Platforms
Creating new Possibilities for Open Heritage with Decidim
After the Berlin Consortium meeting last May, we’ve made several strides in creating and developing new features within Decidim, the engine behind OpenHeritage’s participatory platform and the & Cooperative Heritage Online Labs. These additions have come a result of the variety of contexts of each of the Open Heritage cases. Each case provides its own challenges and needs to make a participatory process work. Platoniq as a facilitator for digital participation has worked to support more meaningful use on Decidim through multiple methods, including adding tools and components to the platform. At this juncture in OpenHeritage’s journey, Platoniq will start the development of three new models to be added to Decidim to better serve the needs of the Open heritage projects.
Navigating CHL's participatory processes using maps and blueprints of the site
The first new feature that Platoniq aims to create is a widget with the ability to present maps of spaces and enable users to make simple votes on which space to interact with or manage. The idea for this widget came about through conversations with the Praga Lab and the context of site specific needs. The aim in Nowi Praga is to create a process of co-creation with a few specific sites in the neighborhood. To facilitate this process the team needs their Decidim page to communicate information and the location of the site. As a result we have in mind a straightforward and user friendly tool where administrators can upload simply images of maps and create zones in which they can share information or generate clicks for votes.