#apps4md How to Avoid Building Lame and Boring Apps

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Some tips and inspiration on how to come up with ideas for great apps that create impact.

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#apps4md How to Avoid Building Lame and Boring Apps

  1. 1. epsiplatform.eu / @epsiplatform
  2. 2. tonzijlstra.eu knowledge work, learning, social mediaHow to Avoid Lame and Boring Appsand be an #opendata rockstar! Chisinau, 18 May 2012
  3. 3. Find Your Problem (don’t ever start with the data!), find your stakeholders
  4. 4. • something from your own living environment (pic)Relevant in your immediate living environment
  5. 5. what data is relevant / exists, Networked life, networked what to measure work, networked learning Find Your Data Needs
  6. 6. know the gov does not exist. Networkedcivil servant find 1 life, networked work, networked learning The Government: Find 1 Civil Servant
  7. 7. add your own data, not just gov data
  8. 8. • add your own data, helps contextualize, making it relevant to usersYour/user’s data helps to contextualize, create relevance
  9. 9. simple gmap plot:Networked life, networked songfestivalwork, networked learning 1 data set = BORING!
  10. 10. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/resources/ngo/education/ideas912/912choleraho3.htmlDo 3 or more data sets!Let’s All Be Doctor Snow
  11. 11. ithere’s more than Apps alone
  12. 12. • it can be something internal (BI solution) i it can be internal, e.g. for BI purposeshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/raider3_anime/4188993061
  13. 13. Networked life, electronics Arduino smart networked work, networked learningfeed data into devices (sensors & actuators, Arduino)
  14. 14. http://blog.jgc.org/2012/03/ambient-bus-arrival-monitor-from-hacked.htmluse ambient displays (also outside)
  15. 15. • or even turn data into objects (statistics and piechart) turn data into physical productshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/23124942@N03/6885705550/
  16. 16. let them eat pie charts! http://www.flickr.com/photos/dakt/6974720172/
  17. 17. • copy copy copy (a xerox multiple times) copy and re-use ftw!
  18. 18. connect across Europe and beyondhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/twose/887903401/
  19. 19. tonzijlstra.eu knowledge work, learning, social media CreditsAll photos: Ton Zijlstra, by nc saExcept where mentioned on the photo.Slides: Ton Zijlstra, bySlides: http://slideshare.net/epsiplatformBlog: http://zylstra.org/blogContact: ton@tonzijlstra.euSkype: ton_zylstra

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