• “According to Socrates…” Using High School Philosophy to Create Better Open Data Policy

    by  • June 29, 2018

    Remember those tedious high school philosophy classes? Trying to distinguish ‘a posteriori’ from ‘a priori’? Figuring out what actually is a deductive argument? What’s the deal with Kant? Those classes were hardly the highlight of the high school week for me. Hence, I left the philosophers where i thought they belonged; on dusty shelves....

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    Designing a workshop series to build and improve citizen data literacy

    by  • April 19, 2018

    Suggesting an activity concept to supplement the current Open4Citizens project and the future aim of establishing Open Data Labs. This story is based on a semester project within Service System Design studies at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. Through the hackathon format, the Open4Citizens project is bringing together a variety of stakeholders and citizens to...

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    Park Makers: A Digital platform that supports citizens communities using open data

    by  • January 17, 2018

    An inspiring concept example of a graduation project, Delft University of Technology. The Dutch Open4Citizens pilot focuses on public parks in Rotterdam being self-managed by citizen communities. In doing so, these communities face all types of challenges, that could potentially be addressed using open data. One such possibility could be through proving and documenting...

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    The Open4Citizens Platform: A digital child of many small steps and collaboration experiences!

    by  • October 9, 2017

    The #O4C Featured Story kickstarting the new updated platform: A conversation about incorporating new responsive technologies and developing a platform able to serve a “five-headed beast” of 5 different project contexts across Europe. Just now in early October, the release of the 2nd version of the Open4Citizens platform is due! This will be a platform...

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    O4C Methods empowering the citizens of Casablanca, Morocco — at a recent Open Data ‘Creathon’!

    by  • August 30, 2017

    On May 19th 2017, the Open4Citizens project co-organised the first Open Data Hackathon for citizens in Morocco. The event was labelled a ‘Creathon’, since it was shorter in duration than a standard Hackathon, and was focused on the non-technical development of attractive open data based concepts. The aim was to invite citizens who had...

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    Milano@Work: A new ‘Hackathoned’ Service for Milano

    by  • August 30, 2017

    As a Featured Story from the Open4Citizens project, the team in Milano shares some of their successful post-hack achievements: The rationale of the first hackathon cycle of the Milano pilot was related to the citizens growing need for transparency on urban transformations. These were turned into three challenges, being the outcome of the repeated...

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    Online data as a design resource

    by  • August 30, 2017

    Online data as a design resource “Data is of key importance for the future — it will be used a lot and is a very important skill to master especially in our field of studies (service systems design)” (participant) Data skills and methods for working with data, no doubt deserve a place in the service design practice....

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    INFRASTRUCTURING OPEN DATA AS A NEW COMMON

    by  • August 30, 2017

    The February #Open4CitizensFeaturedStory is an update from the coordinators of the citizens centered Horizon2020 project: the Service Design research group at Aalborg University (www.servicedesign.aau.dk): INFRASTRUCTURING OPEN DATA AS A NEW COMMON Data is increasingly everywhere around – being made publicly available through open data initiatives of various kinds, as results of microprocessors and smart...

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