“Visualization of Democracy in Social Media” A Participatory Design Project by Sekolah Tinggi Design Bali Student
Keywords:democracy, social media, participatory design, student project
In this digital era, the development of social media makes it easier for people to participate in the democratic process. Social media disseminates everyone's ideas so they can connect with each other. Social media also helps people who have similar ideas to unite and build a new community. This participatory design project invited student at Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali, Indonesia with an aim to show how young generation also can give a major impact to the public by speaking their thoughts as a form of freedom of expression. A system for student project is created based on modularity design method from participatory design to bridging student’s idea into visual form. The system also helps the student to visualize how democracy in social media should be positive, constructive, and beneficial by using vibrant colors as the guideline of the project. By doing this project the students encouraged that they should be conscious on what they are saying because democracy in social media is difficult to control and they are very responsible on their action.
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