Dashboards for Input-Evaluation of Policy Programs: Lessons Learned From an Antwerp dashboard for garden streets

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Abstract

There is an ever-growing trend to pursue policies based on evidence-based and data-driven program evaluation research. In order to facilitate such evaluation research, electronic dashboards are increasingly used for translating sources of big and unstructured data into low-level summary visualizations understandable by layman policy-makers. In this paper, we report on the dashboard development process for an input-evaluation of new garden streets in the city of Antwerp. During this process, different lessons were learned. First, developers should start from a clearly defined policy question and analysis units in order to optimize the development process. Second, different types of key performance indicators exist, which should also be well-defined in advance so that appropriate data can be collected. Third, a dashboard should not be restricted to purely objective data-analyses but may also include features that facilitate subjective evaluation guided by assumptions and believes of the dashboard-user. These lessons helped us to make the dashboard requirements of Antwerp more concrete. Likewise, they may help other policy supporting dashboard developers to optimize their development processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities
PublisherISPRS
Pages173-179
Number of pages7
Volume6
Edition4/W2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2020
Eventthe 5th International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities -
Duration: 30 Sep 20202 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
ISSN (Print)2194-9042

Conference

Conferencethe 5th International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities
Period30/09/202/10/20

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