Eco-Apps and Environmental Public Participation

Added by: Shirui Huang

Typhina, Eli. “Eco-Apps and Environmental Public Participation.” Breaking Boundaries: Innovative Practices in Environmental Communication and Public Participation SUNY Press, 2019, p.303-330.


visualization/metrization of user contribution

‘All of the apps reviewed used visualizations to coalesce user-generated content on dashboards, newsfeeds, tables, and maps. (…) Apps reflected user competence and discursive access through personalized visualizations of their contributed content. (…) Visualizations appeared to offer both ontological competence, as described, and ontological security by showing the efforts of other users and highlighting the importance of each contribution.’ (p.311-314)