Data collection and analysis should be at the center of any program. But how do we design the framework to inform what data we collect? Placemaking principles (typically used for urban planning) can be a great place to start because they offer a foundation for enhancing community well-being by reimagining existing spaces. Drawing from years of experience implementing collaborative design methodologies, I will demonstrate how to create a customized set of placemaking principles that can guide the design and implementation of a digital equity program. I will also introduce a step-by-step process I’ve used for co-designing metrics and evaluation criteria that showcase how physical and virtual spaces are promoting equitability, access, and functionality.
Session Type30 minute session
- How to co-design a placemaking framework to ensure the quality and impact of digital equity programs.
- How to assess the effectiveness of a placemaking intervention based on metrics and principles outlined in the rubric.
- How to showcase assessment results in a data visualization.