How can we improve deliberation in Decidim?
Decidim aspires to be a democratic project for the future and this requires a continuous improvement of its software. The current redesign process is a way to guarantee this improvement. By opening this debate¹, we want to contribute to this process by delving into one of its key facets or possibilities: the deliberative one. Currently, conversations in Decidim take place through comments, which are enabled by default in most spaces (or components) of the platform, as well as through the Debates space. We would like to know your opinion about how the deliberation in Decidim could be improved. In particular, we would like to know what new functionalities (i.e. operational elements of Decidim's design) could improve debate and dissent, as well as consensus and collective decision-making.
This debate complements the LAB on Decidim and Deliberation of the Friday 3 June in Barcelona. This LAB is framed in the context of the DELMA project, a line of work of the >D2< open space for transdisciplinary and participatory research on the multiple interrelationships between data and democracy, led by Tecnopolítica. As for the debate we open here, it is promoted by the Decidim redesign and product team, together with Tecnopolitica.
Soon we will share a new prototype with relevant advances of the redesign. Stay tuned!
¹This issue has been addressed in previous discussions.