Popolo is an international standard for open government data specifications. I was tasked with creating a new information architecture and redesign for their current website.
Popolo is an international standard for open government data specifications. The site is meant to be used by developers looking for documentation on the international standard, but it also intends inform the Open Data community and capture the support and participation of its .org members. I was tasked with creating a new information architecture and redesign for their current website.
“A large part of the problem is that the site currently feels back to front to
me: it’s much more about _your_ process in creating the Spec, than
about _my_ process in using it”
1) Where does Popolo situate in the following axis. Choose a number from 1-10, 1 being closer to the first term, 10 being closer to the second term.
This simple exercise helped us clarify and align the stakeholder’s expectations.
Tony is a civic developer. Works remotely with several different civic organizations across the world.
He’s a cut right to the chase type of guy, when he accesses the site he’s looking to reference some specific term.
He’s familiar enough with the site to know how to use common terms by heart. He mainly accesses the site when he’s stuck trying to puzzle out more complex challenges, like how to express that Parties X, Y, and Z combined to form a Parliamentary Faction.
“I primarily want it to just show me what the fields are and how to use them (with multiple
examples of each), not start out by talking about what fields there should be.”
Lawrence is an advocate for open government data.
He believes in the power of aligning organizations from all over the world around an open data standard, so they can share and reuse the knowledge created by each one.
He is concern about the validity of the standard across the myriad of government structures to be found.
He’s also in charge of assigning funding to several open government initiatives, so he’s an evangelist for open standardization among the organizations he funds.
He cares about showing others the value of the standard and how it can be used to improve the quality of democracies around the globe.
Optimize home page for Persona #2: Lawrence. Use to convey the value of the initiative to potential new users and help them get oriented
Final information architecture