Data.One Analysis Summary & Report

As part of the Open Data HK Make.01 Hackathon I worked with a team on reviewing the HK Government’s Data.One site. We produced this report. The team’s effort was quite remarkable and I’ve described the hackathon in an earlier post on this blog. The report is made up of files posted on Google Drive and some public links. This very simple infograph may help you navigate around the main parts of the report. I recommend starting in the middle with Data.One Analysis Summary & Report.

Data.One Analysis Project – Report & Summary Graph
Data.One Analysis Summary & Report
UX/UI & Instruction/Education Parts 1 & 4
World Bank Assessment Tool Part 2 Content Relevance
PSI Datasets Parts 2 & 3 Content Relevance & Format of Files
Global PSI Data Catalogues
Data.One website

This report has also been made available to the HK Government’s OGCIO PSI (Office of the Chief Information Officer – Public Sector Information) team which maintains the Data.One website and Charles Mok, IT Sector, Legislative Councillor. This report is a jumping off point for further discussion on how to improve open data awareness and use in Hong Kong.

Summary
A report on the HK Government Data.One site was prepared as part of the hackathon organized by Open Data HK on 14, 18-19 May, 2013. The report targets user experience and interface, content relevance and usefulness for citizens, usability and format of the datasets made available and the instructions and education available for the general public and potential developers. The report gives examples from 19 public sector information open data websites around the word. The report makes recommendations on how to improve the Data.One site specifically as well as awareness and knowledge of open data in Hong Kong. An assessment tool from The World Bank was used to judge the completeness of the datasets being made available in Hong Kong. The formats of the datasets were evaluated and suggestions made on how to make them more useful for potential use by developers.

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