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Case Study: Open Data for the city of Leeds

Applying the Digital Identity framework to develop an open data platform for the city of Leeds. Insights and results 5 months into the project. For more information visit: www.DhyaanDesign.com or contact Abhay Adhikari on Twitter - @gopaldass
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Leeds
Museums
& Galleries
Tokyo
What is an open data state of mind?
Abhay Adhikari
@gopaldass
Interested in how we define our digital identities as individuals and organisations .
A bit about me...
Open Data can create future-proof progress.
When is open data
necessary
or
relevant
to create meaningful change?
Largest local authority museum service in England and has one of the
most significant multidisciplinary collections
in the UK.
What is the
quality
of life in Leeds?
And how can we
improve
it?
Culture / Education / Healthcare / Well-being / Employment / Transport
To get a better picture of the
quality of cultural offering
we obtained an Open Data set about loans.
Intuition
New Haven
Madrid
Amsterdam
New South Wales
3D Printing
Discovered and applied 5 traits when working on Leeds Data Mill.
Digitization and access
Access to a global network
of culture and heritage organisations
who are actively shaping new trends.
Social interaction
Further enhance the quality of cultural experience in Leeds?
Develop a vibrant creative economy?
Can we use open data for meaningful change?
How can we...
Offer new opportunities for a future workforce by tapping into global networks?
open data state of mind
?*
What is the quality of life in Leeds?
And how can we make it better?
1000+
Objects
Thinker
Creator
Doer
Designer
5 traits that help you use open data for public good
|
www.LeedsDataMill.org
How can we use digital tools to create dialogue, participation and real change?
How do we move beyond the purely
operational
and
technical
rhetoric and look at the context for using it to create meaningful change.
A variable job title, which usually has the word digital in it somewhere.
Critical Insight
Curiosity
Problem Solving
Generosity
.
.
.
.
So, what are the 5 key traits of an
How do we identify what is meaningful change?
1.
Intuition
How do we bring others onboard to commit time, energy and resources?
How did we apply this for Leeds Data Mill?
Building
Intuition
We used storytelling right from the start of the project.
Why?
In the
present
, people are grappling with many different variables whilst working towards a
future
vision. So we used storytelling to connect
mission
with
action
so that open data can become a strategic resource.
Open Data helps you create evidence based stories.
What is your #FutureNarrative?
The open data state of mind
So, what did we do next?
Do we interrogate the way we work? Not doing things mindlessly.
2.
Critical Insight
How do we build an interdisciplinary network for genuine problem solving?
How we applied this for Leeds Data Mill
Building capacity for
Critical Insight
Don't use the
i
word right away.
Why?
We don't want to burden you with the expectation of
innovation
without context.
Share your ideas and give us your commitment
to work through them with us.
src: http://j.mp/MattEdgarHackPhoto
We ran an interdisciplinary hack
Ideas + Context + Commitment = Results
Hold on, we'll get there. But first...
A pathway for
grassroots

innovation*
How do we create room for unexpectedness?
3.
Curiosity
@wetgenes
www.wetgenes.com
Lonely Bird
What the....!
You may go
I can see how data can help me
start a conversation about subjects
that are considered
taboo
...

Lonely Bird (the infographic) is being used as an asset in a project to tackle loneliness and isolation of older people in Leeds
http://timetoshine.opforum.org.uk/
The
FIRST
attribute of an open data state of mind
The
SECOND
attribute of an open data state of mind
The
THIRD
attribute of an open data state of mind
Don't work backwards from technology to (imposed) solution.
Build a
bank of questions
that can be addressed using open data.
4.
Problem solving
The
FOURTH
attribute of an open data state of mind
How we applied this for Leeds Data Mill
Building capacity for
Problem solving
Document and share our progress
Can we use open data to develop a public art strategy for the city through
active

citizen

engagement
? *
Be open.
Share skills and expertise.
5.
Generosity
The final attribute
Culture, Health...in Numbers
We created a forum to share ideas, projects and inspiration.
Open to large organisations, small enterprises and individuals.
* Vital factor in the Smart Cities context
Time to Shine
Make a case for people to engage with us
Intuition
What are the key traits of an Open Data state of mind?
Critical Insight
Curiosity
Problem Solving
Generosity
.
.
.
.
In conclusion
Turn ideas into experiments
Connect policy, strategy and PEOPLE.
Achieve real, meaningful change.
Abhay Adhikari | @gopaldass | www.DhyaanDesign.com
The way we applied this
The way we applied this
Leeds Data Mill receives strategic input from
Dylan Roberts
, Chief Information Officer - Leeds City Council
Each group was asked to answer challenges in 2 parts.
This is where it get's interesting.
Feral game developers
Worked on global open data projects for initiatives such as
IATI - International Aid Transparency Initiative
How do you understand development data?
www.d-portal.org
Public Funerals Data Set
Game & Infographic
* Question asked by Cluny Macpherson, Chief Officer for Culture and Sport, Leeds City Council
In the context of Leeds Data Mill
In the context of Leeds Data Mill
Learning:
In the context of Leeds Data Mill
In the context of Leeds Data Mill
@Wetgenes + @DeShannon + Volunteers & Ambassadors
Our ecosystem is growing
working together to generate (real-time) qualitative and quantitative insight.
In the context of Leeds Data Mill
Road Roughness Detector
Idea by the Professor of Creative Technology (Leeds Met University), Preview in mid-July
What is the next citizen driven project?
Why?
Create a culture of rapid prototyping
The way we applied this
All ideas are valid and welcome!
It is our responsibility to create opportunities for continuous
learning and discovery
so that we create, test and iterate.
We also need to build a
network
of expertise to ensure we achieve useful results.
V&A
NHS
Northern Ballet
Patient Opinion
Curator Space
Ernst & Young
Acuity Design
Nitro Digital
Mental Health Habitat
Online repository for open data from different sources.
LDM also has a strong physical identity developed through events & forums.
Potholes
src: http://j.mp/puredatapatch
Data
Device
Behaviour Change
A process of discovery
The mood of the city
* Insights from the first 6 months of working on Leeds Data Mill
Experiments, projects and insights
from working with open data in Leeds
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