FOR PUBLIC SECTOR WEBSITES THAT DO. A WEBSITE THAT IS AN ENGINE REQUIRES A REAL TIME DASHBOARD TO MOTIVATE USERS TO PARTICIPATE, RATHER THAN FOR PUBLIC TRANSPARENCY
Websites that are engines
NYC WasteMatch is an heroic idea by New York sanitation to help reduce waste by offering a free commercial materials exchange to the city’s businesses.
One party profits by having a way to securely dispose of their office material and make way for new supplies – the other profits from much needed equipment for their start-up or small business with materials from furniture to office supplies.
NYC WasteMatch is a rudimentary grass root Web1.0 type site which is far better than overbearing Web2.0 type sites featuring parallactic scrolling thereby making things more complicated than need be.
It’s existence is owed to the able collaboration of the NYC Center for Materials Reuse, the Department of Sanitation and the City College of New York. The sites straight forward functionality is owed to Norm Rutton’s iWasteNot Systems. That too is a good thing, open source reused objects are dominant drivers in the digital space.
City organisations around the globe, all eyes on NYC WasteMatch.
This proposition is of general nature. It asks to consider integration of two vital web objects for public services sites:
- CSS to be embedded as open source responsive theme and its distribution by iWasteNot- and Waste Match Systems (wordpress theme plugin directory).
- Dynamic real-time visual data chart to be considered as part of the theme.
Real time display of what may motivate participating parties most
All data needed for real time display of numbers and calculation is generated by the site. There are themes off-the-shelves out there that make use of the data.
Theme based design ads elegance to core functionality, and every engine needs a dashboard
Public service sites provide win-win opportunities to citizens and government agencies. Building it also offers a perfect situations to strengthen and sharpen the public organisation’s brand. With every action taken by the user confidence grows in the competence and usefulness of the agency.
A quick mock-up to demonstrate how inherent functionality gets paired with elegance. While branding is being refocused and sharpened around the user expierience.
Come end of March,
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