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An app we can trust<br />Five tips from Katrina<br />Presented by: <br />Denice W. Ross<br />Greater New Orleans Community...
Friday<br />
Saturday<br />
Sunday<br />
Monday<br />
Smiley N. Pool, Dallas Morning News<br />Alex Brandon, Times Picayune<br />Alex Brandon, Times Picayune<br />Irwin Thompso...
Tip #1:<br />Have a well-defined question based on the real needs of your audience.<br />
“How many people are back, and where are they living?”<br />
Alternative sources of population data<br />Public school enrollment<br />Surveys<br />Utility accounts<br />Postal data<b...
Alternative sources of population data<br />Public school enrollment<br />Surveys<br />Utility accounts<br />Postal data<b...
Tip #2:<br />Make sure the data set you choose can actually answer your question.<br />
Tip #3:<br />Put metadata in plain sight and in plain English.<br />
Descriptive title<br />Persistent legend<br />Source citation<br />
Simple description of what the data set represents<br />
“Learn more” for laypeople<br />
Technical documentation for experts<br />
Tip #4:<br />Fix, or explain, errors that matter to locals.<br />(fixing is better)<br />
Tip #5:<br />Optimize usability through field-testing.<br />
User<br />Interviewer<br />Notetaker<br />
800 x 600 Screen Resolution<br />	<5% web site visitors60% of neighborhood leaders<br />
Credible App<br />=<br />Happy users and a smoother recovery for New Orleans<br />
“…population is shifting across neighborhoods even as new households are moving into the city, indicating the need to moni...
Local credibility is hard to gain… <br />and easy to lose.<br />
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  1. 1. An app we can trust<br />Five tips from Katrina<br />Presented by: <br />Denice W. Ross<br />Greater New Orleans Community Data Center<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. Friday<br />
  4. 4. Saturday<br />
  5. 5. Sunday<br />
  6. 6. Monday<br />
  7. 7. Smiley N. Pool, Dallas Morning News<br />Alex Brandon, Times Picayune<br />Alex Brandon, Times Picayune<br />Irwin Thompson, Times Picayune<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9.
  10. 10. Tip #1:<br />Have a well-defined question based on the real needs of your audience.<br />
  11. 11. “How many people are back, and where are they living?”<br />
  12. 12. Alternative sources of population data<br />Public school enrollment<br />Surveys<br />Utility accounts<br />Postal data<br />Drivers Licenses<br />Traffic Volume<br />Voter Registration<br />Vehicle Registration<br />
  13. 13. Alternative sources of population data<br />Public school enrollment<br />Surveys<br />Utility accounts<br />Postal data<br />Drivers Licenses<br />Traffic Volume<br />Voter Registration<br />Vehicle Registration<br />
  14. 14. Tip #2:<br />Make sure the data set you choose can actually answer your question.<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16.
  17. 17. Tip #3:<br />Put metadata in plain sight and in plain English.<br />
  18. 18. Descriptive title<br />Persistent legend<br />Source citation<br />
  19. 19. Simple description of what the data set represents<br />
  20. 20. “Learn more” for laypeople<br />
  21. 21. Technical documentation for experts<br />
  22. 22. Tip #4:<br />Fix, or explain, errors that matter to locals.<br />(fixing is better)<br />
  23. 23.
  24. 24. Tip #5:<br />Optimize usability through field-testing.<br />
  25. 25. User<br />Interviewer<br />Notetaker<br />
  26. 26.
  27. 27. 800 x 600 Screen Resolution<br /> <5% web site visitors60% of neighborhood leaders<br />
  28. 28. Credible App<br />=<br />Happy users and a smoother recovery for New Orleans<br />
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  34. 34. “…population is shifting across neighborhoods even as new households are moving into the city, indicating the need to monitor new vacancies and develop policies to address potential new blight”<br />
  35. 35. Local credibility is hard to gain… <br />and easy to lose.<br />

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