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Supporting Reflective Public Thought with ConsiderIt Travis Kriplean1

Summary: Supporting Reflective Public Thought with ConsiderIt
Travis Kriplean1
, Jonathan Morgan2
, Deen Freelon3
, Alan Borning1
, Lance Bennett3,4
Computer Science1
, Human Centered Design & Eng.2
, Communication3
, Pol. Science4
University of Washington, Seattle
We present a novel platform for supporting public delibera-
tion on difficult decisions. ConsiderIt guides people to reflect
on tradeoffs and the perspectives of others by framing inter-
actions around pro/con points that participants create, adopt,
and share. ConsiderIt surfaces the most salient pros and cons
overall, while also enabling users to drill down into the key
points for different groups. We deployed ConsiderIt in a con-
tentious U.S. state election, inviting residents to deliberate on


Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences