How might residents contribute changes to improve public datasets

I plan to research, prototype, and conduct usability testing for a project focused on building UI components for collaborating on open data. Specifically I'll be focusing on how to suggest, evaluate, & merge changes to a dataset, and making that process achievable for non-technical users.

Open data collaboration

For governments to broadcast data on an open data portal is not enough. Communities must be able to contribute to and improve data when appropriate.

Research goals

Next steps

I've been working toward this goal by building EditData (previously named Flatsheet), an editor for tabular data.

This work will inform new features being added to EditData as well as seattle.io, a project that provides data & tools for building Seattle-focused apps.

Have thoughts on this project? Here's contact & contribution info: