Who are the users of opendata?


#1


#2

The second part of the conversation, a set of questions to ask ourselves about the users we are trying to influence/engage/support

Who are my users?

  • Are they from an specific location or area? Which one?
  • Can you reach to them?
  • Do you identify the with the user(s)?
  • Are they from the public or private sector?
  • will the data/application/product be used for…
    • Policy decision making?
    • political influence?
    • Commercial purposes?
    • End user?
  • Do your users have the capacities needed to use open data?
  • Do they need additional skills? Which ones?
  • Do they need funding? How do they get their funds?
  • What is is the size of your user(s)? Is it an individual? A group? A community? A population group?
  • Do they represent someone? If so, who do they represent?
  • Do they have particular demographic traits? do these traits have important implication (like and endangered population or minority)?
  • Are you preaching to the converted? Or reaching to a broader audience?
  • Are they connected to other user groups?
  • Have you asked them what they care about? How do you do it?
  • Do you predict what the user is going to do with the data? Do you expect it be any outcome of it?
  • Are they a direct or an indirect user of the open data?

#3

Interesting! What is the aim of this work? It’s easier to participate in the discussion if its clear what the work aims to achieve in terms of e.g. output and knowledge:) However, I think any efforts in this matter is positive.