Discover, Define, Design

Discover: We manage an engagement process focused on community inquiry and local assets and then capture and analyze the outputs through a robust data discovery process.

Define & Design: We provide the facilitation and tools for a citizen design process that builds on the Discovery data in order to create design challenges. The process allows citizens to interact with open data and receive government input.


Case Study: Los Angeles

The Lab facilitated a series of hands-on community engagement events aimed at learning the hopes and needs of a diverse group of citizens motivated by their ideas to make the city better. Leveraging the City's open data and the globally tested Learn Do Share / Freedomlab methodology, Civic Innovation Lab broke new ground on the open data movement in Los Angeles.

Launch Event
September 14, 2014 | Hub LA

A diverse group of stakeholders joined in a discussion about city-wide challenges, the process of collectively developing new solutions, and how open data within the City can provide us with new insights.

Data Discovery
September 15 – October 8, 2014

Using community inputs from the Launch Event alongside the City’s open data, data scientists took a deeper dive into the analysis and synthesis of the data from the Launch event, which then laid the foundation for the three-day Learn Do Share event in October.

Learn Do Share Open Design Session
October 10-12, 2014 | Hub LA

Over a three-day event, Civic Innovation Lab engaged a diverse group of citizens in a participatory design process that focuses on empathy, storytelling, and play in order to craft detailed design challenges.   

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