Platform

Democracy’s Roots

1 Company logo and name.

2 Open the general search bar (tool to search through all the available data).

3 Open the control panel (last image on this page).

4 Open the home page.

5 Open the list of questions.

6 “Special” button. It is shown in this image only. The button is centered and surrounded by large spaces to highlight it. It only appears as a link for three ephemeral events, and therefore disappears after: the urgent or resilience needs of a client, proposing a questionnaire based on the candidates’ programs, and/or the votes via the platform during an election or a referendum.

7 Open systems for finding a new contact or comparing to a contact.

8 Open the “messages and contacts” page.

New Account

1 It is necessary to register with their identity card to guarantee one account per citizen and automatically receive changes in civil status according to the laws in force. For organizations of interest, it is not necessary to have an identification number, but it is necessary to determine the action areas and the action centers of interest.

2 By confirming the creation of a new account, you will follow the steps to configure your platform (configuration panel in the last image on this page).

Home page

1 Personal data. You have in real time the propensity of responses in common with those you want to follow (average citizen will, an organization, such as a political party, a citizen, such as a political representative, etc.); it is possible to choose several. Via this same framework, you have access to your image on the platform (photo, title(s), status,…).

2 News is related to your civic status, your responses and your areas of interest; it brings you back the information that impacts you the most.

3 The blog is managed by the Democracy’s Roots team. Its aims are to inform about the latest news from the platform and the organization, as well as to educate on decision-making methods in politics and links between the political spheres and the platform.

List of questionnaires

1 The “roll the dice” button randomly finds you an unanswered or unfinished question or questionnaire.

2 Question definition grid. QN ° = the questionnaire number (given to each questionnaire chronologically). N°Q = the number of questions in the questionnaire, or how many questions out of the total of the questionnaire were answered (the platform displays “1” if there is only one question). date = displays the start and end dates of the questionnaire. level = from which political power you receive this questionnaire (for gray questions, proposal by a user, as well as when these questions are asked, it will be noted that it is a citizen proposal).

Questions’ filters

By policy level(s), type(s) of ministry(s), or type(s) of question(s)

Presentation of a question

1 Neutral and objective introductory text to the question composed by political science professionals at Democracy’s Roots. In the case of a questionnaire, to introduce all the questions, there may be an introductory page to the subject(s) before the first question.

2 For each question you can choose to leave a comment and/or choose to remain anonymous or not (whatever the configurations).

Presentation of a question with a dichotomous answer

We always leave the possibility of the “neutral” choice in a question with dichotomous answer (blank, don’t know, don’t want to answer,…).

Answer(s)

1 and 2 Selection by graphic 1 or selection by map 2. The results will be presented automatically, updated in real time and in an appropriate manner. In the choice by graph you can choose to compare yourself to the average of respondents, to a user (citizen or organization), or to compare the responses of groups (such as comparing the responses of political parties). In the choice by map you can adjust the colors (basic they will be graduated green, orange and red), (access to answers by map cannot be done for the municipalities).

New contact search or contact comparison systems

1 Quick proposals for new contacts. Proposals are configured according to civic status and user responses.

2 Choose an answer (or answers of a completed or partially answered questionnaire), a group of answers (via question filters), or all the answers answered (over a given time interval, based on the last year).

3 Depending on the selection made in point 2, you can choose to search for a new contact or compare yourself to a contact.

Messages and contacts

1 The list of messages shows in chronological order your personal messages and/or notifications related to your actions on the platform. The list is filterable.

2 The list of contacts shows all of your contacts sorted in descending order according to your habits per contact. The list is filtrable. (Each contact can of course be customized: if one of the two users does not want this contact link to be known, this link contact will not be visible to other users).

Configurations

1 Question legal status, Democracy’s Roots wants to be institutionalized as a “manager” of participatory and digital democracy, independently of partners including political institutions and independent of citizens. We leave via this donation(s) link the possibility for each organization or citizen to help the Democracy’s Roots project.

2 This is a button to report any abuse (of the platform, the system, the organization, a customer, a partner, etc.). To report writing abuse (hateful content, fake news, rudeness, …), for each comment there is a small link linked to that comment so that users can report it.

3 Possibility of changing what is related to civic status which does not automatically change with the identification number (such as changing nationality).

4 Change the email address or password that are linked to the user account.

5 Personalization: possibility to change the background, color, size or style of writing, as well as the color of the company logo and name.

6 Here we offer the choice of automatically having anonymous responses or not. We remind you that this choice can be changed at each question.

7 We offer here to each user to make known, in a public or anonymous manner, his or her link(s) with the political sphere (member of a party and/or which party, politician appointed and/or elected as well as his or her position(s), member of an interest organization, civil servant,…).