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Creating a Datascape: a game to support communities in using open data

Wolff, Annika; Barker, Matthew and Petre, Marian (2017). Creating a Datascape: a game to support communities in using open data. In: C&T '17 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, ACM, New York, NY, USA pp. 135–138.

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Open data is a resource that both local governments and citizens can use for answering questions about a particular community and for innovating new products and services. In reality, there are a number of barriers to the use of open data, not least that citizens can find it difficult to make sense of available data and understand what sort of problems it may solve. In this paper we describe the development of a board game that is designed to help people to better understand the relationship between data, the environment from which it derives and the questions it can be used to answer. We describe the motivation for the game’s development, its current design and our ultimate intention, to create a tangible interactive, datascape. This work has been undertaken as part of a smart city educational programme.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
ISBN: 1-4503-4854-8, 978-1-4503-4854-6
Keywords: board game; map; open data; tangible; communities; smart city
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 49425
Depositing User: Annika Wolff
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 15:15
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 13:09
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