Methods for Resident Engagement in the Civic Innovation Process

Over the last year or so, there's been a growing consensus and practice in the Chicago OpenGov community that inclusion of residents is an important (and often missing) element of successful civic innovation.

Join us for a night of discussion of three methods for engaging with residents in the design / build process.

George Aye of Greater Good Studio will discuss their unique asset-based approach to design for solving social issues and talk about some current projects, with a focus on inclusive methods for public engagement.

Patrick C. Cunningham will discuss work with Design Cloud Chicago focused on collaborative approaches to development and use adoption. As a hybrid design firm + art gallery + business incubator + community hub, he will also cover the overall D:CL business and creative structure. Additional inclusive design projects such as AirLab and an Archeworks Research Fellowship will be presented as well.

Daniel X. O'Neil will review work to date on the Civic User Testing Group, a set of regular Chicago residents who get paid to test out civic apps. He'll review the process of setting up the CUTGroup platform, the methods used to engage with residents, and talk about how Smart Chicago has signed up nearly 400 people from all over the city to test out the work we all make.

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  • Janice T.

    The UK-based public participation think-tank Involve is looking for case studies of open data, participation, and democracy. See: bit.ly/11YNFAw

    May 24, 2013

  • nicolai s.

    Hey as a newby to the group I had a great time, a lot of brilliant people that I had the opportunity to meet and a lot of government interaction opportunities available.

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    Hey everyone! Love to talk with you about what rad data hacking stuff you're up to ... potentially to be on the radio (WBEZ) to talk about it. Come find me at the end if you're doing something you're stoked about. I have shorter hair than this photo, and different glasses ... but make your best guess. Thanks!

    May 23, 2013

  • nicolai s.

    Having great time with great people...why aren't you here

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Tom K.

    Anyone arriving a bit early, I'm sitting at the bar down stairs on Michigan. Sweetwater. Join me for a quick one.

    May 23, 2013

  • Linda

    Daniel, what's the livestreaming link please? thanks much

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Linda

    Plans now will enable me to able to join in person - will have to to go with streaming. Thanks for making it available.

    May 23, 2013

  • Frank P. A.

    Argh. Conflicts.

    May 23, 2013

  • Jim B.

    Sorry, last minute work stuff.

    May 23, 2013

  • rosporkad

    Can no longer attend, unfortunately. I'll look for the livestream, though.

    May 23, 2013

  • Robert G.

    Dammit. Can't come anymore.

    May 22, 2013

  • Cynthia S.

    I am sorry but I can no longer attend. I was looking forward to this one.

    May 20, 2013

  • Christopher W.

    Sorry, I am new to this group, can this be viewed remotely, or is it in person only?

    May 8, 2013

    • Daniel X. O.

      Hi Christopher, and welcome. Yes, we livestream all events and archive them online. We also have live group meeting notes, which makes it easy to follow the action.

      May 8, 2013

    • sally d.

      Thanks for that.

      May 13, 2013

  • Atika

    I will watch the livestream

    May 8, 2013

  • Randall B.

    Aha, my yes is just a positive affirmation in the RSVP. There are others who can address those questions. Just give them some time.

    May 8, 2013

  • Christopher W.

    Randall, sorry to bother, maybe I should have only asked one question, can I see this from a remote location?

    May 8, 2013

  • Randall B.

    yes

    May 8, 2013

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