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#apps4md How to Avoid Building Lame and Boring Apps

#apps4md How to Avoid Building Lame and Boring Apps



....And Be An Open Data Rockstar!

....And Be An Open Data Rockstar!

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 #apps4md How to Avoid Building Lame and Boring Apps Presentation Transcript

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