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.

Room 104
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 11:30 to 12:30