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Making Apps with Open Data

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How do we create great applications with open data in the face of inconsistent data quality and limited citizen-government collaboration?

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Making Apps with Open Data

  1. 1. MAKING USEFUL APPSWITH OPEN DATAAdam Schwabe
  2. 2. AmazingMAKING USEFUL APPSWITH OPEN DATAAdam Schwabe
  3. 3. INSPIRATION & OBSERVATIONNever stop paying attention
  4. 4. “THERE ARE GREAT REWARDS IN GIVING IN TOCURIOSITY ABOUT BEHAVIOR.” — Jane Fulton Suri
  5. 5. WHERE THE HELL IS MY STREETCAR?
  6. 6. CREATING THE APPOtherwise known as ‘the fun part’
  7. 7. SOLVE ONE PROBLEM
  8. 8. ROW O C ALL ORMAN PER F C000 e pag , day dnes , s.ca We ary o new u Jan .metr ww w orth sw TM Newring. sha e, s my ud re’ OONT D e h tcar? w ee ome tr nt rs c his sista ope s s in. As d evel ne say can rita are O it B s s o w ology tem as at a hn sys ars r th tion tec ssion’s streetc s ar e s fo ma i per these app r mm slow lo e re’s TC info nsit co iously eve t n d o crea we’re The th T a r atio es t , so i n tr noto plic n e ut w ter tha city’s C “Ap best o the TT anyon ance o et e an e t th s, no eneve to enr h is b k all th c ars eetc s str app py wh thing ce.” ac y’ be en tr that the cit y has unit rt- hap s some perien focu s doe TTC ex RAD ROSS et m a e secr com ping sm ieve ar et- a rrowolve no tech evelo le bel t-stre ry n to s theSPOKESMAN B It’s low. to’s d p x a ve g hat I b e s t Toron mark e peo wn ne TTC has n tryin t app t feed t it tha Bu ff the at som TC’s o a ir s ta 9 by n th ather o the f pen da abe, . ko s th eT ps i s quic ne app d of th dD ec. 2 or e r o C ap rpose, . It’s al city’s id Sch treetca TT pu w r a f lem ses the on,” sa ueen s er who pho ets ahe ools. unche st app hen th op. and y prob at u i t a stre rrival adar, l the late users w their st gle icat eQ ever w of th al appl r on th re deve pp, Wh of lop ere ca ocr-a ket R e is lls ive at te rr in , a s re o actic la ftwa his a d b R Schwa uickly ill a kn pr gu so n with you a a re ed e ki m at q sw app e ll in a ho is new, a launch was th Ada nes th reetcar ng the d wher tcar wi r- w s Ag car 27, me i t ,200 i iPho t few st launch will fin t stree n the c o g use e. ut 1 x Ja e Kin r, beca ight us as abo e or nex Just by Radar the ne nd eve s th tca m th or “ t a car- ride y Stree red he tober, i by “m ter. It Ro cke when t stop abe. n ext- Is M ig u c O essib le pu route s tap, tell you e close d Schw its own nsmit he f d in c com e to nd at th n,” sai ched rs tra nd tool aunche nd is ac one or long th r them a e n e a w L s a art ph s are a take fo v o d arri directi has lau lets ri lphone m kno wer ar t e follo any sme the c oing to . rect he TTC em tha via cel ting th GES IM A ucts GET TY s” er les s wh ng it’ ar s g stop y T st mber let . / ond RFF ntor al sy tter l SCA ss he c OLI age e rriv stop nu t mess are du p is be er post - ed map how lo articu a mas . a nd at a p SERVICE ve r x s p b n a f lla thei ive a te ext car ys his a e num n any i ve n in S te o sterda y i arri TAR NEW o es n ke ye rece n the n abe sa need th to key d out RS omak e w t wh ut Sch u don’ r need n to f in TO eye ta Ryan l stock B e yo o io ing. of n gela annua tops locat crop e e ca ngs s ecaueetcar s your are comurrent clos r An ’s b ke epe n Zoo r on s c p Zoo Londo at st ation ext car an the sa ct tany thi girl ZSL m he n nt th for n t eep the ere Du ma et. whe It’s diff k udg ma s “ inet do g gettinhoGorl Lla ade b by and f e re d is of ab TM ing g ey e Bank pag Onli ne RBC n c ada.
  9. 9. ROW O C ALL ORMAN PER F C000 e pag , day dnes , s.ca We ary o new u Jan .metr ww w orth sw TM Newring. sha e, s my ud re’ OONT D e h tcar? w ee ome tr nt rs c his sista ope s s in. As d evel ne say can rita are O it B s s o w ology tem as at a hn sys ars r th tion tec ssion’s streetc s ar e s fo ma i per these app r mm slow lo e re’s TC info nsit co iously eve t n d o crea we’re The th T a r atio es t , so i n tr noto plic n e ut w ter tha city’s C “Ap best o the TT anyon ance o et e an e t th s, no eneve to enr h is b k all th c ars eetc s str app py wh thing ce.” ac y’ be en tr that the cit y has unit rt- hap s some perien focu s doe TTC ex RAD ROSS et m a e secr com ping sm ieve ar et- a rrowolve no tech evelo le bel t-stre ry n to s theSPOKESMAN B It’s low. to’s d p x a ve g hat I b e s t Toron mark e peo wn ne TTC has n tryin t app t feed t it tha Bu ff the at som TC’s o a ir s ta 9 by n th ather o the f pen da abe, . ko s th eT ps i s quic ne app d of th dD ec. 2 or e r o C ap rpose, . It’s al city’s id Sch treetca TT pu w r a f lem ses the on,” sa ueen s er who pho ets ahe ools. unche st app hen th op. and y prob at u i t a stre rrival adar, l the late users w their st gle icat eQ ever w of th al appl r on th re deve pp, Wh of lop ere ca ocr-a ket R e is lls ive at te rr in , a s re o actic la ftwa his a d b R Schwa uickly ill a kn pr gu so n with you a a re ed e ki m at q sw app e ll in a ho is new, a launch was th Ada nes th reetcar ng the d wher tcar wi r- w s Ag car 27, me i t ,200 i iPho t few st launch will fin t stree n the c o g use e. ut 1 x Ja e Kin r, beca ight us as abo e or nex Just by Radar the ne nd eve s th tca m th or “ t a car- ride y Stree red he tober, i by “m ter. It Ro cke when t stop abe. n ext- Is M ig u c O essib le pu route s tap, tell you e close d Schw its own nsmit he f d in c com e to nd at th n,” sai ched rs tra nd tool aunche nd is ac one or long th r them a e n e a w L s a art ph s are a take fo v o d arri directi has lau lets ri lphone m kno wer ar t e follo any sme the c oing to . rect he TTC em tha via cel ting th GES IM A ucts GET TY s” er les s wh ng it’ ar s g stop y T st mber let . / ond RFF ntor al sy tter l SCA ss he c OLI age e rriv stop nu t mess are du p is be er post - ed map how lo articu a mas . a nd at a p SERVICE ve r x s p b n a f lla thei ive a te ext car ys his a e num n any i ve n in S te o sterda y i arri TAR NEW o es n ke ye rece n the n abe sa need th to key d out RS omak e w t wh ut Sch u don’ r need n to f in TO eye ta Ryan l stock B e yo o io ing. of n gela annua tops locat crop e e ca ngs s ecaueetcar s your are comurrent clos r An ’s b ke epe n Zoo r on s c p Zoo Londo at st ation ext car an the sa ct tany thi girl ZSL m he n nt th for n t eep the ere Du ma et. whe It’s diff k udg ma s “ inet do g gettinhoGorl Lla ade b by and f e re d is of ab TM ing g ey e Bank pag Onli ne RBC n c ada.
  10. 10. ROW O C ALL ORMAN PER F C000 e pag , day dnes , s.ca We ary o new u Jan .metr ww w orth sw TM Newring. sha e, s my ud re’ OONT D e h tcar? w ee ome tr nt rs c his sista ope s s in. As d evel ne say can rita are O it B s s o w ology tem as at a hn sys ars r th tion tec ssion’s streetc s ar e s fo ma i per these app r mm slow lo e re’s TC info nsit co iously eve t n d o crea we’re The th T a r atio es t , so i n tr noto plic n e ut w ter tha city’s C “Ap best o the TT anyon ance o et e an e t th s, no eneve to enr h is b k all th c ars eetc s str app py wh thing ce.” ac y’ be en tr that the cit y has unit rt- hap s some perien focu s doe TTC ex RAD ROSS et m a e secr com ping sm ieve ar et- a rrowolve no tech evelo le bel t-stre ry n to s theSPOKESMAN B It’s low. to’s d p x a ve g hat I b e s t Toron mark e peo wn ne TTC has n tryin t app t feed t it tha Bu ff the at som TC’s o a ir s ta 9 by n th ather o the f pen da abe, . ko s th eT ps i s quic ne app d of th dD ec. 2 or e r o C ap rpose, . It’s al city’s id Sch treetca TT pu w r a f lem ses the on,” sa ueen s er who pho ets ahe ools. unche st app hen th op. and y prob at u i t a stre rrival adar, l the late users w their st gle icat eQ ever w of th al appl r on th re deve pp, Wh of lop ere ca ocr-a ket R e is lls ive at te rr in , a s re o actic la ftwa his a d b R Schwa uickly ill a kn pr gu so n with you a a re ed e ki m at q sw app e ll in a ho is new, a launch was th Ada nes th reetcar ng the d wher tcar wi r- w s Ag car 27, me i t ,200 i iPho t few st launch will fin t stree n the c o g use e. ut 1 x Ja e Kin r, beca ight us as abo e or nex Just by Radar the ne nd eve s th tca m th or “ t a car- ride y Stree red he tober, i by “m ter. It Ro cke when t stop abe. n ext- Is M ig u c O essib le pu route s tap, tell you e close d Schw its own nsmit he f d in c com e to nd at th n,” sai ched rs tra nd tool aunche nd is ac one or long th r them a e n e a w L s a art ph s are a take fo v o d arri directi has lau lets ri lphone m kno wer ar t e follo any sme the c oing to . rect he TTC em tha via cel ting th GES IM A ucts GET TY s” er les s wh ng it’ ar s g stop y T st mber let . / ond RFF ntor al sy tter l SCA ss he c OLI age e rriv stop nu t mess are du p is be er post - ed map how lo articu a mas . a nd at a p SERVICE ve r x s p b n a f lla thei ive a te ext car ys his a e num n any i ve n in S te o sterda y i arri TAR NEW o es n ke ye rece n the n abe sa need th to key d out RS omak e w t wh ut Sch u don’ r need n to f in TO eye ta Ryan l stock B e yo o io ing. of n gela annua tops locat crop e e ca ngs s ecaueetcar s your are comurrent clos r An ’s b ke epe n Zoo r on s c p Zoo Londo at st ation ext car an the sa ct tany thi girl ZSL m he n nt th for n t eep the ere Du ma et. whe It’s diff k udg ma s “ inet do g gettinhoGorl Lla ade b by and f e re d is of ab TM ing g ey e Bank pag Onli ne RBC n c ada.
  11. 11. “WE BOTH LET OUT A GIANT CHEER, LIKE WESAW THE FIRST SPACE SHUTTLE EVER BLASTINTO ORBIT. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOSTAMAZING MOMENTS OF MY LIFE.” — John Downs
  12. 12. MAKING IT WORK‘The tough part’
  13. 13. QUEEN STREET WEST AT STRACHAN AVENUE STRACHAN
  14. 14. APR 6
  15. 15. “ACHIEVING PRODUCT/MARKET FIT REQUIRESAT LEAST 40% OF USERS SAYING THEYWOULD BE ‘VERY DISAPPOINTED’ WITHOUTYOUR PRODUCT.” — Sean Ellis
  16. 16. Rocket RadarIMPROVES THE TRANSIT EXPERIENCE
  17. 17. 1We screwed up.
  18. 18. 1 2We screwed up. Suck it up.
  19. 19. VISUAL DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Jason Sao Bento Mohammad Kurabi Jeremy Koch
  20. 20. Want more design bits?TEEHANLAX.COM/BLOG/OPENDATA
  21. 21. Adam Schwabe @ADAMSCHWABE HELLO@ADAMSCHWABE.COM

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