User Stories for Local Democracy

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 Brainstorm by Jessica Lock from The Noun ProjectWorkshop idea by Dave Mckenna

All of the workshops at Local Democracy for Everyone have been created by our participants. We’re sharing a summary of each workshop idea to help you decide what you’d most like to participate in – and so that everyone can start to share their comments about each idea.

User Stories for Local Democracy

The challenge:

Before we start redesigning local democracy we should really have a handle on what people need and why. We need to map some real life stories of people engaging with the democratic processes of local councils. These stories can then inspire some radical new ways of doing things. In the workshop we will collect as many user stories from people in the room as possible, based on their knowledge and experience.  

This challenge comes from a conversation at GovCampCymru: 

Online democracy: Seven questions for government

It follows an approach developed by GDS: 

Writing user stories

We have tried it out for our scrutiny work: 

We need to hear your user stories

#notwestminster #stories

Dave MckennaDave Mckenna
Overview & Scrutiny Manager,
City & County of Swansea

Dave manages the Overview & Scrutiny Unit of the City & County of Swansea where he has worked for 20 years. Prior to finding a home with scrutiny he worked in a variety of frontline and policy roles with varying degrees of success.

Dave is also currently a part time student in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies where he is half way through a PhD in Local Government and Public Participation.

Localopolis (blog)

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