User testing of CONSUL

In August 2018 Digidem Lab did user testing of the citizen platform CONSUL for the project Democratic Cities target groups: people born outside of Sweden, women and young people.

The test persisted of evaluating a demo version of the citizen platform and introducing and testing the term participatory budget.

25 test subjects were divided on two occasions to try the platform and answer questions about their thoughts and experience of participatory budgeting or other citizen processes in city districts. The test subjects were selected based on the project’s goal of increasing the participation in decision making of those groups that Demokratiutredningen (The democracy investigation) showed are underrepresented.

Those who lead and documented the user testing’s were young people themselves active in Digidem Lab.

Digidem Open Lab is co-organised with ABF Göteborg, with the support of Allmänna Arsvfonden and the cooperation of Sweden's Municipalities, The Swedish Green Party, The National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations (LSU), Young Media and Unga Rörelsehindrade Gothenburg.