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W1: Civic Data Literacies for Bottom-up Data Innovation

FAV EG B, Favoritenstr. 9-11, Ground Floor, Room: HBEG16

This workshop focuses on the potentials and barriers of data in facilitating bottom-up innovation, leading to action. There is a growing idea that collecting, or having access to data can empower civil society to find and solve problems and take actions that improve their lives. There is a similar notion that organisations can utilise data, either in improving their own practice or in creating value from data, such as in the design of new smart products and services. But such communities, whilst often experts in their domain, are not necessarily specialists in working with data. They may therefore encounter barriers that prevent innovation occurring, or leading to action, especially when relevant specialist support is absent, or is removed too early. This workshop will explore both when and why this is likely to happen and what can be done to overcome it. For more information, please visit civicdata.it.lut.fi

Saturday 1 June 2019

People

Organisers

  • Annika Wolff - Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
  • Antti Knutas - Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
  • Victoria Palacin - Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
  • Peter Kun - Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Ingrid Mulder - Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Cathrine Seidelin - IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Participants

  • Lizet Espinosa de la Rosa
  • Ben Schouten
  • Jinpeng Xu
  • Gianluca Schiavo
  • Johanna Meurer
  • Nicola Wendt
  • Nicolai B. Hansen

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Activities

The activities of the workshop are grouped into three distinct phases, with different types of collaborative activity within each:

  1. Intro on civic action and bottom-up data innovation, presenting cases and lenses: Presentations - by organisers and participants. 5-minutes presentation, 2-minutes ‘response’ by allocated participant assigned to read the paper beforehand and pose questions and ideas.
  2. Cases and lenses – position papers unwrapped: Based on the position papers’ contribution from cases and lenses (see contributions of participants, below), we will set-up group discussions where the contributed lenses can be used for analysing the contributed cases. The organisers will also provide cases and lenses from their own work, in case of insufficient contributions. This will support understanding why bottom-up innovations are likely to fail and identify good strategies for maintaining them.
  3. Provocations: In order to understand what types of interventions should be considered for supporting communities with data, organisers will bring some of their own tools that are designed to overcome barriers to data, including data games. In groups, participants will use these to provoke discussion and new ideas and approaches to intervention based on either formal/informally building data literacies or creating civic interfaces for data. The aim is to open avenues for discussion and future research.

Cases and Lenses

Defining terms commonly used in this research field

Defining terms commonly used in this research field

Lizet Espinosa de la Rosa talking about citizen participation

Lizet Espinosa de la Rosa talking about citizen participation

Ingrid Mulder, TU Delft

Ingrid Mulder, TU Delft

Gianluca Schiavo talking about Citizen Data Toolkits

Péter Kun talking about Citizen Data Toolkits

Nicola Wendt presents how women in Greenland use the internet and how this enable them to earn money

Nicola Wendt presents how women in Greenland use the internet and how this enable them to earn money

Catherine Seidelin is developing new methods to make better use of data as a design material in service innovation.

Catherine Seidelin is developing new methods to make better use of data as a design material in service innovation.

Provocations

workshop activities to explore 'Why do data innovation activities fail?' using cards, post-it notes and markers

'Why do data innovation activities fail?'

Discussing existing and needed tools to promote data literacy

Discussing existing and needed tools to promote data literacy

Participants are explored how to move from data to action

Participants explored how to move from data to action

reporters from the future

reporters from the future

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Outcomes

  • Interesting ideas emerged on whether we should 'outsource' civic data literacies and defining the role of a data curator
  • Expanding our ideas on approaches to supporting data innovation such as considering the role of tools to support collaboration, for example, with data literacy as a secondary outcome
  • identified a research agenda

Next steps:

  • continuing discussion
  • at least one shared publication

Tuesday 4 June 2019