Budget mapping: Increasing citizen understanding of government via interactive design

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Abstract

New web technologies have the potential to make the promises of e-government a reality. Displaying data in a manner that is easy for average citizens to understand increases comprehension and engagement significantly. Specifically, this paper examines how the display of municipal budget data via web mapping technology allows citizens to visualize how the budget affects their lives and neighborhood. In this study, citizens accessing municipal capital budget data via the budget mapping tool exhibited a higher comprehension of the budget and interest in interacting with city council members about the budget than citizens using current resources available on the city website.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43 - Koloa, Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2010Jan 8 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa, Kauai, HI
Period1/5/101/8/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Walker, S. T. (2010). Budget mapping: Increasing citizen understanding of government via interactive design. In Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43 [5428304] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2010.87