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Defining principles of mobile Apps and platforms development for best practice in citizen science: Interaction, Interoperability, Innovation

                                                 

 

Naturblick, a project of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) are co-organizing the workshop “Defining principles of mobile Apps and platforms development for best practice in citizen science: Interaction, Interoperability, Innovation” which will be held on the 13th and 14th of December in Berlin.

In Citizen Science new technological tools are being developed to efficiently gather information and manage the great amount of spatial and temporal databases generated by Citizen Science projects. These digital tools should be designed in a way that simplifies data gathering, enhance society participation and scientific understanding. Therefore a variety of fields need to be incorporated into the development process:  e.g. technical development, science, data management, design, user interaction, education and outreach. Experience shows there are many pitfalls on the way to a successful product.

The workshop is aimed at actors with experience in Citizen Science Apps and platform development, Data, Tools and Technology, Best Practice, Education and Communication.  Together we will identify principles to develop mobile Apps and platforms for environmental and biodiversity data management, with reference to the 10 Principles of Citizen Science (ECSA 2015).

In a two-day workshop we will have presentations on Citizen Science Data, App development and hear from projects about success and failure in development, engagement and user interaction. In working groups we will define principles building on different perspectives and bring them to live with rapid prototyping.

Please follow this link to read the report of the workshop.

 

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