How open data is published will make a significant difference to how accessible, extensible and reusable it is for data consumers. Technical design decisions taken in the AQ+ project help us to both improve the usefulness of open-ended continuous data streams and open up options to present data meaningfully to end users.
Better With Data Helping people discover and realise the value of data
The Anatomy of Human Breath, one of three Air Quality+ art commissions, measures and visualises exhaled breath to create a personalised dimension to the context of air pollution.
Exhausted Sound, one of three Air Quality+ art commissions, explores the connections between air quality, traffic and sustainable transport in the city through a sound and vision combo.
Air Transformed, one of three Air Quality+ art commissions, comprises two series of wearable objects based on open air quality data from Sheffield that communicate, in different ways, the physical burden of air pollution on the human body.
People from a wide range of organisations and interests joined the first Air Quality+ co-design workshop, exploring the potential uses of open data to understand, describe and address Sheffield’s air quality challenges and opportunities.
Sheffield City Council has joined forces with social enterprise The Better with Data Society to launch Air Quality+, a project that will open up access to vast amounts of the city’s data that could hold the key to the Sheffield’s environmental, social and economic challenges.
The project is calling for people with an interest in air quality and related issues, such as public health, transport and cycling, to help put the newly opened up data to good use in a series of public co-design workshops.