DINAcon Awards Nominee

Overview Poster on the Fields of Open Data

Project Category: #4 Open Data

The open government data is generated with relatively great effort, therefore the Canton of Basel-Stadt wanted to know which data are most in demand. In this context, the State Chancellery and the eGovernment agency of the Canton of Basel-Stadt organized the first Open Innovation Day on Open Government Data in November 2015. The event was held under the motto "make open data - which data may it be?".

With this scope, we have been commissioned to create the conference poster. The idea of YAAY was to communicate the event program with a data-oriented visual language as well as to create a sustainable product that could become a guide for policy makers to see the big picture of the data sphere in Basel and in Switzerland.

We looked closely at the topics and potentials around Open Government Data. As a basis of the visualization we adapted the “Impact Monitoring Framework for Open Government Data Switzerland” study by Stürmer & Dapp (2015). The research introduces possible topics such as education, energy and environment, health, etc.; and traces the potential impact on society, economy and science when open data is provided on those domains.

YAAY created a radial tree visualization as A2 poster. The poster provides information about the event, also underlines the discussion topics. The visualization shows possible data sources for each topic, use cases of these sources and their impact. Three-dimensional representation and color-coding lead the viewer to a faster comprehension of different hierarchies of information. The visualization offers an overview and inspiration on Open Government Data, and also connects to each department of City Administration of Basel-City.