Dublinked User Survey

user_survey_infographic_updatedIn July of this year we circulated a user survey to our network members via our mailing list, website and social media platforms. The aim of the survey was to

1) Determine how, when and where our members access digital content and Dublinked

2) Identify areas of the website and datastore for improvement

3) Receive feedback on areas for future events and challenges.

Survey results

  • Overall survey respondents access digital content most frequently in the workplace, on desktop and laptop devices.
  • Interestingly the majority of respondents favoured communication and notifications via email as oppose to social media channels such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • THE DATASTORE is the most frequently used feature of the Dublinked website according to those who took the survey, with the majority of respondents requesting more up-to-date datasets, followed by improved metadata and data quality.
  • EVENT ideas broadly relate to MOBILITY, in terms of commuter transport, traffic management and smarter cities.
  • CIVIC-related topics include crowd-sourced data, data co-creation, civtech and housing.
  • ENTERPRISE-related ideas call for events encouraging the development of business directories that would include business names, sectors, gps locations and contact details. ENERGY remains on the agenda with data for predictive analysis required for renewable sources and consumption.

Future work

The survey feedback feeds into much of our planned work programme for the next 6-12months. We were encouraged to see that an overwhelming 86% of respondents said that they would participate in online discussions around their areas of interest if Dublinked provided an appropriate platform.

As part of a H2020 project we are currently developing a new platform with tools to facilitate increased user engagement via the website. A move to a CKAN powered platform, in line with international standards for open data portals (e.g. data.gov.uk), is in the pipeline for 2016 and will include a datastore audit and clean up.

Our events programme for the remainder of 2015 and 2016 is shaping up nicely with two exciting events in the works for October and November – watch this space!

Finally we would like to thank all those who responded to the survey, and for those of you who missed out please don’t hesitate to get in touch with feedback.

Tel: +353 1 7086329

Email: info@dublinked.ie


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