Moving Beyond the Open Data Movement
Open data is moving beyond activism and into implementation. Accordingly, we need an overarching data strategy that addresses the needs of a diverse ecosystem of local governments, and is co-created with those users who interact with local data, from city residents to agency employees to non-profits.
What are the components of an open data strategy? Throughout this talk, we’ll cover four major points:
Who owns data quality? How can we use design help to answer that question?
How can we decouple data interfaces to better suit the needs of disparate users?
The current lack of accountability with open data. We are not currently designing for users to interact with data in a sustainable way.
The problems with having politics drive the data standards or data release.