D-CENT: From Citizen Data to Wisdom of the Crowd

The latest deliverable of D-CENT project has been released: From citizen data to wisdom of the CrowdIn this document we present the work of data visualisation performed on the Decide Madrid platform, launched on September 2015 by the Madrid City Council for open citizen decision-making. In the first section we explain the functionalities of Decide Madrid and the political framework of the Area of Citizen Participation, Transparency and Open Government ruled by the Madrid City Council. The second section describes the BetaDemic research network and the collaboration established with the D-CENT project that defined the data visualisation tasks of this work.

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Sourcehttp://dcentproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/D2.4-%EF%BF%BCFrom-citizen-data-to-wisdom-of-the-Crowd.pdf

Disclaimer: This report is currently awaiting approval from the EC and as such cannot be not considered as final version.

Executive Summary:

In this document we present the work of data visualisation performed on the Decide Madrid platform. This platform was launched on September 2015 by the Madrid City Council for open citizen decision-making.

In the first section we explain the functionalities of Decide Madrid and the political framework of the Area of Citizen Participation, Transparency and Open Government ruled by the Madrid City Council. The second section describes the BetaDemic research network and the collaboration established with the D-CENT project that defined the data visualisation tasks of this work. These tasks were devised to monitor usage patterns, guide the development of the platform and enhance user experience in order to foster citizen participation. In the third section we describe the open source technologies and the analytical methods that have been employed. Results are presented in the fourth section and organised in 5 parts:

  • The impact of the diffusion campaigns
  • The community structure of Decide Madrid
  • The proposals’ lifecycle
  • The users’ lifecycle
  • The modelling of online debates

The outcome of this work is useful in different ways. First, the results of the data visualisation were used to inform the development of the platform, as well as the assessment of the political participation process. On the other hand, the visualisations offer an intuitive way to explore data, and can be added to the platform to provide the end-users with a richer experience, and a higher awareness of the status of the community. We strongly believe that our results should motivate the integration of these capabilities in platforms for digital participation in order to turn citizen data into the wisdom of the crow

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