Community indicator data dashboards as infrastructures for data literacy

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Abstract

Community indicator data dashboards are a class of websites that make community data freely accessible to communities so they can engage with issues of common concern. But this vision of data access and engagement is hindered by numerous barriers. A lack of data literacy is one such barrier that prevents some communities from telling their stories with data. My research is concerned with taking an infrastructural approach to reveal the various socio-technical factors that are critical to the creation, conceptualization and use of data, so I can operationalize a data infrastructure literacy program for such communities. Such a data literacy, which includes not only numeracy, but also knowledge of the human and non-human elements that are implicated in the creation of data infrastructures will, I hope, lead to more critically informed and empowered use of the data for advocacy and civic engagement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2019 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Pages109-112
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450362702
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2019
Event2019 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2019Jun 28 2019

Publication series

NameDIS 2019 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference

Conference

Conference2019 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period6/23/196/28/19

Keywords

  • Data dashboards
  • Data infrastructures
  • Data literacy
  • Digital civics
  • Participatory design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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