Communities can use digital technologies in many ways; for example to create and maintain communities of likeminded people, to support face to face activities, to generate information and to inform others of their activities. This research focuses on how goal oriented communities select and use technology, what barriers they face, and what their requirements might be for future systems.
The ‘Digital Technologies Connecting Communities’ project (DTCC) will address the needs of just one group of communities i.e. those that are working to achieve a common goal. In targeting this sector, it is hoped to bring maximum benefit to connected communities by understanding how they select and use digital technologies to support their aims, what barriers they face in selecting and using digital technology and in disseminating their results in digital form to other interested communities and decision-making bodies, and what their requirements are for future systems.
This project processed case study interviews and completed a literature review and analysis of survey data.