Open Urbanism: Advocacy

ADVOCACY CASE STUDIES:
https://www.popvox.com/
URBAN ISSUE
http://www.theyrule.net/
ADJACENT POSSIBLE
http://influenceexplorer.com/

PEOPLE
Who are the participants in this service?
popvox: voters, citizens, journalists/research
theyrule: general interest, voters, citizens, 99%, 1%, journalists/research
influenceexplorer: voters/citizens, politicians, journalists/research

VALUE
What affordance of this service generates value?
(What is the Minimum Viable Product?)
– generates value not commerce: more informed/engaged community/electorate, participation
– convenient/accessible
– free

PROPOSITION
How is the service’s differentiating factor communicated?
(What is the Unique Selling Point?)
popvox:cuts through bureaucratic paperwork/language and facilitates your direct communication/engagement with your local gvt.
theyrule: graphically organizes and interactively connects otherwise hidden/inconspicuous information
influencexplorer: clearly tracks campaign funding and its’ relationship to industry/individuals

JOURNEY
What is the User Experience UX?
(What are the Touch Points?)
popvox: join/sign up, clean graphic display
theyrule: interactive/graphic/animated interface
influencexplorer: open/exploratory presentation of information (categorized)

SYSTEM
What Infrastructure or Ecology does the service require?
website
team/staff of designers, researchers, writers, editors, ie: skilled labor

COMMON THREAD/OBJECTIVES IN CASE STUDIES:
ease/facilitation of:
transparency
access
information
…of those in power (ceo, companies, governments)

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