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Title: Developing a digital platform for community-led initiatives: from local agents′ needs to interface design
Author: Tymoshchuk, Oksana
Antunes, Maria João
Almeida, Ana Margarida
Silva, Paula Alexandra
Pedro, Luís
Ramos, Fernando
Keywords: Territorial innovation
Community-led initiatives
Digital media
User requirements
Issue Date: 15-Jan-2023
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: To identify how digital media are being used by community-led initiatives of the Centro Region of Portugal, and to identify the requirements that a digital platform for mediation between agents in the territory should have, two focus groups were conducted, involving six small-sized community-led initiatives and six larger-sized community-led initiatives. This article details the results of these focus groups, according to the following main categories: use of existing communication and mediation tools; the purpose of use of digital tools; type of experiences prompted by digital tools and attributes and features desired in a digital platform to support community-led initiatives. The results show differences between the use and needs of digital tools by small- and larger-sized initiatives and offer interesting insights to prototype an innovative digital solution, to enhance the actions of community-led initiatives. A reference framework for digital mediation strategies and a mobile app prototype were developed, based on these surveys. The article contributes with an analytical view about the development of digital solutions, which aim to strengthen the relationship among agents of local communities and promote mediation mechanisms among all stakeholders in territorial-based innovation.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1007/s00146-022-01621-w
ISSN: 0951-5666
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