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Visualising	  data	  –	  why/how	      Involving	  schools?	        disinterested	  use	  of	  open	  data	       @paul0ev...
Understanding	  what	  we’re	  trying	  to	   achieve	  with	  data/visualisaCons	  
‘Noisy’	  opinion	  •  UnrepresentaCve	  –	  small	  numbers	  -­‐	     intermediaries	  •  Time-­‐rich	  –	  heavy	  enga...
Good	  digital	  policymaking	  tree	                                              OpCmal	                                ...
We	  want…	  •  Disinterested	  analysis	  -­‐	  not	  inducCve	  •  Many	  minds	  –	  diversity	  of	  perspecCves	  /	 ...
PenalCes	  of	  being	  hard	  to	  deal	  with	  •  Price	  parCcipaCon	  at	  £0	  =	  mostly	  ‘fanaCc’	     respondent...
h^p://dharmafly.com/localbusiness	  
SuggesCons	  from	  the	  session	  •  Review	  required	  skills	  for	  LocalGov	  employment	  •  Co-­‐ordinate	  visua...
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Notes on the schools data visualisation localgovcamp session

  1. 1. Visualising  data  –  why/how   Involving  schools?   disinterested  use  of  open  data   @paul0evans1  &  @tobyblume   #visualdata  
  2. 2. Understanding  what  we’re  trying  to   achieve  with  data/visualisaCons  
  3. 3. ‘Noisy’  opinion  •  UnrepresentaCve  –  small  numbers  -­‐   intermediaries  •  Time-­‐rich  –  heavy  engagement  •  ‘Prejudiced’  (ideology,  religion,  tribalism   etc)  •  Self-­‐interested  –  not  public  interest   Down with this•  GeOng  more  abundant  (free  publishing)   sort of thing! Heavy  preferences  &   DistorCon  &   passionate  views   disinformaCon   Coercion:  Campaigning   &  vote-­‐driving  
  4. 4. Good  digital  policymaking  tree   OpCmal   Policy   NaConal   Government   Councillors   Evidence   Opinion   Newspapers,  pressure  Experience  +  research  +   groups,  FOI  requests  +  disinterested  armchair   ConsultaCons   Bloggers   auditors,  hyperlocals  
  5. 5. We  want…  •  Disinterested  analysis  -­‐  not  inducCve  •  Many  minds  –  diversity  of  perspecCves  /   invenCon  /  ‘conversaCon  starters’  •  Issues  made  more  a^racCve  to  engage  with  –   infographics  /  walk-­‐throughs  etc  •  Folksy  descripCon  of  council  work  –  not   ‘officer-­‐speak’  
  6. 6. PenalCes  of  being  hard  to  deal  with  •  Price  parCcipaCon  at  £0  =  mostly  ‘fanaCc’   respondents  •  Hard-­‐to-­‐get  informaCon  (FOI)  rewards  hard-­‐ to-­‐avoids  –  and  loses  control  of  how   informaCon  is  released  •  Having  a  monopoly  in  describing  your  service   =  bureaucraCc  voice/distrust  (spin)  
  7. 7. h^p://dharmafly.com/localbusiness  
  8. 8. SuggesCons  from  the  session  •  Review  required  skills  for  LocalGov  employment  •  Co-­‐ordinate  visualisaCon  skills  within  local  government  be^er  •  Lower  expectaCons  on  corporate  style  –  go  for  authenCcity  rather   than  branding  •  Encourage  people  other  than  formal  employees  to  present   informaCon  –  it’s  more  authenCc  –  enable  and  curate  rather  than   ‘just  create’  •  Make  a  clearer  link  between  parCcipaCon  &  decisionmaking  •  Make  organisaCons  more  permissive  in  comms  terms  –  making   everything  go  through  the  corporate  filter  doesn’t  work  •  When  we  inform  –  say  WHY  we’re  informing  •  Curate  walk-­‐throughs  of  how  people  do  good  data-­‐visualisaCon  –   dotgovlabs  /  skunkworks  •  Visual  media  surgeries!!!  

Intro slides plus notes from attendees conclusions from the Local G

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