MyCity is a initiative from Sundsvall City Council to visualise open data on the city’s sustainability strategy. The idea was to invite the citizens of Sundsvall to a portal where the city’s environmental goals is visualised and continuously reported through an open data feed. Osynlig was selected as innovation and design partner with the task of creating a design concept that visualise and personalise open data.
The service was based on the front-end framework Open Foundation, a flexible UI framework created by Osynlig for Sundsvall City Council as a toolbox for creating consistent good user experiences in all public services provide by the council. After defining the scope of the project we created a flexible and simple responsive portal with re-usable blocks for visualising different data types such as target reach, comparison diagrams and map data. The process was conducted in close cooperation with the council and reference groups consisting of key stakeholders.
The project has been acknowledged by the public sector in Sweden as a good example when it comes to visualisation of open data. The dashboard is now a great tool in the city’s to communicate the important sustainable growth strategy of 2021.