In DECODE project we are developing different tools that put citizens in control of whether they keep their personal data private or share it for the common good. The first practical example of our vision in Barcelona was the Digital Democracy and Data Commons (DDDC) pilot that concluded in April. Since then, we have been working on designing a new pilot on the Internet of Things (IoT) in which citizens should be able to generate and control data from sensors. To do this, we have established a fruitful collaboration with Barcelona community organisations Ideas for Change and Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC).
We held the IoT Pilot Tech Onboarding session on Tuesday at Fab Lab Barcelona. The objective of the session was to train and support participants to use Smart Citizen Kit sensors that gather data about noise, light, temperature, air quality patterns. This is intended to promote a new model of data governance for participatory sensoring and, ultimately, to facilitate crowdsourced city-level policy making. My contribution to this pilot focuses on BarcelonaNow, the system with interactive dashboards for urban data exploration that we are developing at Eurecat. This is not an easy task but, fortunately, I found a great collaborator for the data collection process 😼