E-consultation and participation
The use of Internet technology to undertake consultation and participation is relatively new and brings challenges as well as opportunities.
There are several e-consultation and participation tools available, including chat rooms, forums, bulletin boards, online questionnaires and the structured template approach used by Dialogue by Design.
We believe this field is still in its infancy. We continue to develop new tools and approaches based on the belief that e-consultation and e-participation processes should be designed and run on the same principles as conventional consultation and participation processes.