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Citizen-Centered Government Web Sites: The User Experience, E-Democracy and Web 2.0

Thursday, September 27, 2007
8:00 am–5:30 pm

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute


Sponsored by Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology; Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State; the Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy, the Digital Technology Center, the Office of Information Technology, University of Minnesota; ADC Telecommunications; and E-Democracy

Thursday, September 27, 2007
8:00–8:30 a.m.Coffee and Registration
8:30–9:00 a.m.Enhancing the Roles of Citizens in an Interactive World

Harry Boyte, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Democracy and Citizenship Followed by Q & A — Bio

9:00–11:30 a.m.Participatory Workshop: Improving and Testing the User Experience

Whitney Quesenbery, User Interface Designer and Usability Specialist, Whitney Interactive Design, LLC — Bio

Sarah Swierenga, Director, Usability & Accessibility Center, Michigan State University — Bio

11:30–12:15 p.m.The Value Proposition for a Positive User

Anthony Cresswell, Deputy Director, Center for Technology in Government, University of Albany — Bio

12:15–1:15 p.m.Lunch and panel discussion: Visions for a New Relationship with Citizens through Technology

Gopal Khanna, Minnesota State Chief Information Officer (CIO), Office of Enterprise Technology — Bio

Steve Cawley, Vice President and CIO, Information Technology, University of Minnesota — Bio

1:30–2:30 p.m.E-Democracy. Citizens and Web 2.0 A Global Perspective

Steve Clift, Founder of E-Democracy — Bio

MAP 150 Project

Stacey Becker, Project Director, the Citizens League, Map 150 Project — Bio

Collaborative Tools to Aid in Information Searching

Jaideep Srirastava, Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota — Bio

2:30–2:45 p.m.Break
2:45–3:45 p.m.Recognizing New Users in the Government Web User Experience

Mary Quandt, Research and Usability Specialist, Design for Democracy — Bio

4:15 p.m.Reception at Walter Library and tours at University of Minnesota Usability Lab