Led by Central Bedfordshire Council and the London Borough of Camden, with support from LOTI, the project have used their funding to discover, prototype and test a solution to data exchange that is reliable, scalable and reusable.
A User Guide was developed in the first phase of the Community Insight Project undertaken by Camden, Central Bedfordshire and LOTI. Subsequently, the Local Digital Collaboration Unit (LDCU) funded Central Bedfordshire Council and Camden Council for a second phase of this work. Both councils are testing the methodology set out in the User Guide to deliver data products.
The project has followed Agile delivery principles, working in the open where possible. The project has hosted fortnightly Show & Tells to update on their progress and share findings. You can view the Show and Tell slides on the LOTI website.
As part of the second phase of funding, the Camden team led user research with VCS organisations, and produced clickable, user interface designs for new ways of collaborating around data with the VCS, including a new data service called ‘Find Camden Data For Funding’.