CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff MeetingPresentation on Data-Driven Web Platforms              Marc...
Presentation Goals1. To provide an overview of the needs assessment project plan2. To give you an overview of our methodol...
Project Plan: Phase 1Goal: To establish a shared, tri-nationalvision for the web platformAction Item: Interviews with offic...
Project Plan: Phase 2Goal: To present platform design options that meet therequirements established in Phase 1Action Items...
MethodologyThe key questions we’ll be asking                5        CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kicko...
Most Websites Fail• They fail to define a core service to perform• They fail to define an audience to serve• They fail to an...
Core Purpose:          Jobs to be Done What is the core purpose of the web platform? What problems does the platform seek ...
Real Climate                http://www.realclimate.orgJob to be done: provide a forum forsophisticated discussion for curr...
AudienceWho does this web platform serve?  Discussion @ 1:15pm                9        CEC Platform on Climate Change Need...
Climate-L                      http://climate-l.iisd.org/Job to be Done: aggregate information that is professionallyusefu...
Information Consumption         and Datasets  What data and information will users consume using                   the web...
Web Services 1. Publishing Web Services (Data goes out)2. Consuming Web Services (Data comes in)                    12    ...
Web ServicesSimple Website:          Web Service Architecture:HTTP between a browser   Data served in defined formats (XML,...
Publishing Data-Driven Web Services Enables  Data VisualizationTables - Charts - Graphs - Motion Graphics                 ...
data.worldbank.org     maps.worldbank.org     Mapping for Results visualizes the locations of World Bank     Bank-financed ...
Information And Communication•   Visualization should reveal hidden patterns and    trends within the data•   A visualizat...
munterbund.deMunterbund showcases the results of research graphical visualizationof text similarities in essays in a book....
nytimes.com                                         This animated visualization overlays data on government benefits       ...
nicholasrapp.com                             An intuitive look at new jobs added at the top 100 companies to              ...
Consuming  Web Services• Creating a “Mashup” Effect• Outsourcing Jobs to Be Done              20      CEC Platform on Clim...
LinkedIn APIJob: tells you who you are connected to ata given organization                    21      CEC Platform on Clim...
QuoraJob: find credible answers to good questionsvia crowdsourcing                   22       CEC Platform on Climate Chang...
Social Media      • web-based      • participatory      • dialog is the media consumed   To succeed in social media, you m...
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CEC online climate change platform kickoff meeting presentations made Thursday, March 22. Presentations here include:
* Presentation by Tom Adkins (11:30 - 12:15p ET)
* Discussion: Core Goals and Purpose (facilitated by Tom Adkins) (1:15 - 2:00p ET)

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  1. 1. CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff MeetingPresentation on Data-Driven Web Platforms March 22, 2012 1 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  2. 2. Presentation Goals1. To provide an overview of the needs assessment project plan2. To give you an overview of our methodology and the keyquestions we’ll be asking3. To establish a common technical vocabulary: “web services,”“data visualization,” “social media”4. To inspire your creativity with examples of some bestpractices from around the internet 2 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  3. 3. Project Plan: Phase 1Goal: To establish a shared, tri-nationalvision for the web platformAction Item: Interviews with officials fromthe three national governmentsDeliverable: First draft of needsassessment report, outlining a shared visionTimeline: Interviews through mid-April,First Draft delivered April 27 3 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  4. 4. Project Plan: Phase 2Goal: To present platform design options that meet therequirements established in Phase 1Action Items: Interviews with target audiencemembers, stakeholders with relevant expertise; final meetingwith CEC staff to review optionsDeliverables: Second Draft of needs assessment reportwith multiple platform design options; final draft of needsassessment with selected platform design optionsTimeline: Interviews through mid-May; Second Draftdelivered May 25; Final Draft delivered June 29 4 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  5. 5. MethodologyThe key questions we’ll be asking 5 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  6. 6. Most Websites Fail• They fail to define a core service to perform• They fail to define an audience to serve• They fail to anticipate the true costs ofmaintenance• They fail to differentiate themselves fromexisting websites and web services 6 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  7. 7. Core Purpose: Jobs to be Done What is the core purpose of the web platform? What problems does the platform seek to solve?What job are we hiring the platform to do? • Stay practical, rather than abstract • Focus on actual, existing needs that aren’t being met elsewhere Discussion @ 1:15pm 7 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  8. 8. Real Climate http://www.realclimate.orgJob to be done: provide a forum forsophisticated discussion for current issues inclimate science 8 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  9. 9. AudienceWho does this web platform serve? Discussion @ 1:15pm 9 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  10. 10. Climate-L http://climate-l.iisd.org/Job to be Done: aggregate information that is professionallyuseful to policy experts working on climate change in aninternational contextAudience: policy experts and government officials workingon climate change, particularly those closely connected to UNorganizations or international development banks 10 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  11. 11. Information Consumption and Datasets What data and information will users consume using the web platform? Are there specific datasets the platform should serve? In what format(s) should we serve the data? Discussion @ 2:00pm Discussion on GHG Project @ 3:15pmDiscussion on Carbon Sources Project @ 3:45pm 11 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  12. 12. Web Services 1. Publishing Web Services (Data goes out)2. Consuming Web Services (Data comes in) 12 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  13. 13. Web ServicesSimple Website: Web Service Architecture:HTTP between a browser Data served in defined formats (XML, REST, SOAP, JSON, RSS) that can beand a single server. consumed by any number of client-side applications. Results in improved information sharing, interoperability. 13 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  14. 14. Publishing Data-Driven Web Services Enables Data VisualizationTables - Charts - Graphs - Motion Graphics 14 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  15. 15. data.worldbank.org maps.worldbank.org Mapping for Results visualizes the locations of World Bank Bank-financed projects to better monitor development impact, improve aid effectiveness and coordination, and enhance transparency and social accountability. In combination with the subnational socio-economic indicators such as poverty, health, malnutrition, and population density it helps to better target development assistance.15 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  16. 16. Information And Communication• Visualization should reveal hidden patterns and trends within the data• A visualization should help make a discovery or tell a story• The data should transform to a visual that is quickly understood 16 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  17. 17. munterbund.deMunterbund showcases the results of research graphical visualizationof text similarities in essays in a book. “The challenge is to find formsof graphical and/or typographical representation of the essays that areboth appealing and informative. We have attempted create a systemwhich automatically generates graphics according to predefined rules.” 17 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  18. 18. nytimes.com This animated visualization overlays data on government benefits onto a county-by-county choropleth map of the United States.The Geography of The arrows on the top right enable users to animate throughGovernment Benefits decades, going back to 1969. On scrollover, the choropleth maphttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/02/12/us/ reveals a time series graph for the corresponding region against theentitlement-map.html national average. The left-hand sidebar shows detailed breakdowns of the data by different government programs. And most importantly, the guide to key trends provides a narrative for noteworthy regions and patterns. 18 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  19. 19. nicholasrapp.com An intuitive look at new jobs added at the top 100 companies to work for, according to Fortune.http://nicolasrapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/best_companies_gfx.gif Number of new jobs added or lost is on the horizontal, and number of employees at the start of the year on the vertical. Bubble size represents number of job applicants. 19 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  20. 20. Consuming Web Services• Creating a “Mashup” Effect• Outsourcing Jobs to Be Done 20 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  21. 21. LinkedIn APIJob: tells you who you are connected to ata given organization 21 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  22. 22. QuoraJob: find credible answers to good questionsvia crowdsourcing 22 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting
  23. 23. Social Media • web-based • participatory • dialog is the media consumed To succeed in social media, you must toincentivize and organize a community of users. 23 CEC Platform on Climate Change Needs Assessment Kickoff Meeting

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