DISCUSSION OF POTENTIAL USES OF INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICS IN CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

The general thrust of the papers presented at the session is examined, and various points that have been offered are underscored. Twelve problem areas related to citizen participation in the transportation field are identified, and data are tabulated which show the areas in which interactive graphics will be useful. These are the areas of methods and tools, complexity, value judgements, geographic distances, and technical assistance. The papers presented here note the potential of interactive graphics for restructuring complex problems and elucidating the interrelationships of innumerable variables in a complex plan. The papers also recognize the importance of interactive computers for the exploration of values in conflicts and tradeoffs. It could also help bridge the gap between group dynamics and technical staff. Caution is urged in the use of interactive graphics in citizen participation because not enough is known about the technology. Interactive graphics could be focused on the problem of inadequate communication. Some planning and participation models that can be used with interactive graphics are described, and different types of question-response modes that can be used in a group forum are outlined in another paper.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 44-48
  • Monograph Title: Application of interactive graphics in citizen participation
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  • Accession Number: 00129957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024579
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM