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We had a second, very productive meeting with Emily Jacobi, co-founder and executive director of Digital Democracy and agreed to adapt two of their most effective projects for the recovery process in Japan:
It includes a very detailed manual on how to tell a story through digital photography, The manual is available in English, Russian and Kazakh. We will start translating it to Japanese next week and we will build the first photo stories with the pictures of our volunteers, partners and colleagues in the field to motivate the survivors to do the same and tell their stories themselves.
The original manual is available for download at here, but we will work on a Google Docs version of the original document for the translation.
And adaptation of their Democracy Game, is a simple "what do you prefer: A or B?" question game where the users choose among two action paths they prefer or issues they associate with the relief process, so that we can quickly gather information on the preferences of the people of Japan related to recovery. In any question, if you don't like any of the two answers given, you can always add your alternative answer or preference, enhancing the database. Detailed statistics are available, allowing us to monitor and compare the priorities and choices.
We need to work on translating this platform to Japanese and in formulating the questions and answers that would provide valuable insight for the relief and recovery process.
Leave a comment below or Contact Us if you want to join either project or be part of their adaptation to Japanese culture and users.