Since beginning of the their work on DSI back in 2012, DSI4EU has built up a crowdsourced database of over 1,200 organisations and 800 projects using existing and emerging technologies – like online platforms, open hardware and software, citizen sensing kits and blockchain – and harnessing the power of the crowd to address challenges in fields like healthcare, education, employment, environment and democratic participation. You can search and find out more about these organisations and projects on the digitalsocial.eu website.
In February they started working with Turin-based graphic design studio TODO to create a visualisation of the database – and it’s now available for you to explore.
The data visualisation aims at gathering key insights about the European DSI network as part of their research into supporting the growth of DSI. That research will be launched at their final event, What next for digital social innovation?, at Nesta on Tuesday 16 May. There’s still a few spaces left !
Check out the data visualisation now
You can use the data visualisation, which is compatible on desktop and mobile, to explore the organisations and projects working on DSI across Europe, and to understand the community through different lenses. For example, you can view where organisations are located geographically; you can see how projects and organisations are linked to each other and you can see how projects are clustered around particular social areas, technologies and countries. In all the views, you can filter to see particular types of organisation, specific technologies they’re using, or which social areas they are working in. You can also search for specific organisations at the touch of a button.
If you’re on the map, you can also visualise your own network – the organisations who are around you, the other organisations you work with, and the projects you work on. You can then share that specific view with your own networks.
So if you’re working on digital solutions to social challenges, make sure you’re on the map!
Register your profile here (it only takes five minutes) – and if you’re already on there but your profile is getting a little out of date, please do update it.