User Centred Methods for Measuring the Value of Open Data

  • Mark Frank University of Southampton
  • Johanna Walker University of Southampton
Keywords: open data, metrics,

Abstract

A project to identify metrics for assessing the quality of open data based on the needs of small voluntary sector organisations in the UK and India. We used small structured workshops to identify users’ key problems and then worked from those problems to understand how open data can help address them and what the key attributes must be for successful use.  We then piloted different metrics that could be used to measure the presence of those attributes. This user-centred approach to open data research highlighted some fundamental issues with expanding the use of open data from its enthusiast base.

Author Biographies

Mark Frank, University of Southampton

Mark Frank is a PhD Candidate at the Web Science Institute Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Southampton.

Johanna Walker, University of Southampton
Johanna Walker is s a PhD Candidate at the Web Science Institute Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Southampton.
Published
2016-06-17
How to Cite
Frank, M., & Walker, J. (2016). User Centred Methods for Measuring the Value of Open Data. The Journal of Community Informatics, 12(2). Retrieved from http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/1249
Section
Articles, Special Issue on Open Data for Social Change and Sustainable Development