Open Data + Good Design: How Information Becomes an Empowerment Tool

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From internal education class at Goodby Silverstein 1.11.12

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Open Data + Good Design: How Information Becomes an Empowerment Tool

  1. Open Data + GOOD DESIGN How Information Becomes an Empowerment Tool Jake Levitas GAFFTA Research Director
  2. <ul><li>To give participants an understanding of the history and context of the open data movement, the relationship between data and design, and how the combination of these tools results in the production of beautiful information - which, in turn, becomes a tool to empower individual decision-making, collective action, and social change. </li></ul>
  3. <ul><li>What is data? What is information? </li></ul><ul><li>What is open data? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it being used? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of design? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this lead to empowerment? </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop </li></ul>
  4. “ Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.” - Albert Einstein
  5. “ Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.” - Clifford Stoll
  6. Data Raw material discrete, objective facts or observations, which are unorganized and unprocessed and therefore have no meaning or value because of lack of context and interpretation Information Structured data organized or structured data , which has been processed in such a way that the information now has relevance for a specific purpose or context, and is therefore meaningful , valuable, useful and relevant Knowledge Contextual information a fluid mix of framed experience, values, contextual information , expert insight and grounded intuition that provides an environment and framework for evaluating and incorporating new experiences and information Wisdom Applied knowledge the ability to increase effectiveness. Wisdom adds value, which requires the mental function that we call judgment. The ethical and aesthetic values that this implies are inherent to the actor and are unique and personal
  7. Data Raw material Words, numbers, code, tables, databases Information Structured data Sentences, paragraphs, equations, concepts, ideas Knowledge Contextual information Chapters, theories, frameworks, complex stories Wisdom Applied knowledge Principles, paradigms, systems, philosophies, traditions (Via David McCandless)
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  9. OPEN DATA
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  16. “ If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.” - Kofi Annan
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  18. T M I too much information
  19. “ Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.” - William Pollard
  20. the role of DESIGN
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  22. “ True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.” - Winston Churchill
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  25. T M I too many infographics
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  34. from INFORMATION to EMPOWERMENT - a case study -
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  42. from DATA to WISDOM examples
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  45. HISTORICAL REAL-TIME BROADBAND (dBA) SPECTRAL FULL AUDIO WIRELESS WIRED WIRED EXPENSIVE CHEAP CHEAP HIGH PRIVACY LOW PRIVACY VERY LOW PRIVACY
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  50. from DATA to WISDOM workshop
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  52. social consciousness through digital culture: facilitating creative technology projects
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  57. Q + A + D

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