OakX:Data+The Power of Storytelling Steve Spiker/Urban Strategies CouncilPresentation Transcript
Storytelling with Data Steve Spiker (GISP) Director of Research + Technology Urban Strategies Council @urbanstratoak @infoalameda @spjika
Urban Strategies Council… A social impact organization. 25 years based in Oakland! Social impact Civic innovation Applied research, data management and analysis. www.urbanstrategies.org
Our Approach to Data Define the problem/need Review best practices, innovations elsewhereplan Identify potential data sources- public, private, scraped, MOUs Clean, process, geocode data: add value Perform analysis Communicate results Collect more data to evaluate the impact or success (feedback loops)
Stories? Narrative Require telling Require an audience Are social! Need meaning Convey meaning- and assume values They go somewhere- destinations
Data? Broad, static, cold Lack context Lack meaning Easily confused or misused Never run dry, never get used up
Can Data tell Stories?
Scale How big is your story? Is it the size of one person? Or a whole city?
Foreclosures Data- legal Entity- house (loan) Reality- home Story- families
The Missing Data
The Missing Data
Impacts Vacant Building Registry Bank Owned Foreclosure Registration $$ New Comprehensive Foreclosure Ordinance
InfoAlamedaCounty.org “tell your own story” •Web based mapping platform •Data visualization •Full export of all data! •Platform for publishing research, data, maps •Free- open to anyone •viewer.infoalamedacounty.org
www.infoalamedacounty.orgData without a story are just numbers on a page.. And no-one likes numbers! @spjika @infoalameda email@example.com