Data Narratives Workshop
A workshop around 'Small Data' to explore the impacts and opportunities of individually collected geospatial user data.
Using OpenPaths this workshop guides the participants through data-collection and -visualization techniques using individually collected geospatial data from each participant.
After understanding their own data set each participant then uses this knowledge to analyze someone elses dataset from the group to uncover new behavioral insights. Finally, these insights are applied to then create and rapid prototype a "service for one" to help each participants user in their daily routine with the city.
It aims to create awareness and reflective discussions around the increasingly pervasive ways that we, as users, produce personal data, how this data is used and who the data is used by. It develops a reflective point of view around what potential opportunities for innovation but also digital pitfalls this data ubiquity may hold.
Especially in the context of sometimes rather abstract ‚Big Data’ Analysis this intimate experimental workshop uses personal ‚Small Data’ to create new insights, then translating these findings into new services and opportunities that are supplemented with individual user research and testing.
Initial Workshop held at New York's School of Visual Arts with Noa Younse and Amit Pitaru