The talk relies on the design strategies behind the project http://glocalclimatechange.eu. It describes how data storytelling and design can make sense of EU climate open data for a broader and more general audience, not only in communicating essential data but also in increasing social media impact. Open data has great potential, but it risks becoming a lost opportunity if the knowledge and tools to process it remain the prerogative of insiders who already know how to work and deal with them. In this sense, design plays a crucial role in opening open data to a broader audience, especially on socially relevant issues, such as climate change. Design allows a more general audience to embrace the complexity of eco-social phenomena and foster a deeper understanding of the value of open data, which may turn into digital commons for a better-informed society.
Source: European Commission – https://app.swapcard.com/event/eu-open-data-days/planning/UGxhbm5pbmdfNzQwMDU3