Are data visualisations for scientists or policymakers?
medium.com
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Our scientists are publishing sophisticated data visualisations for policymakers to use. But are policymakers using them? ... I interview Annie White and Nil Tuzcu of Harvard’s Growth Lab about their use of data visualisations for policymaking... summarise the resulting guidance we’re giving Knowledge4Policy publishers.

Refocusing a Community Platform
mathewlowry.myhub.ai

Some sites are a victim of their own initial success. A decade after launching, an EC community platform was struggling to remain relevant. Over the intervening years it had offered a flexible, powerful publishing solution to many different parts of the EC...

Testing online designs to make scientific evidence more accessible to policymakers
medium.com
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We’re about to start testing new online designs to make scientific evidence more accessible to policymakers. Volunteers needed! - recruiting wireframe testers via K4P

Knowledge4Policy Medium Publication
medium.com
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Managing a Medium Publication to share our the journey as we build Knowledge4Policy: "share our experiences … as transparently as possible, and invite ideas and perspectives from experts in evidence-based policymaking around the world"

Institutional communications: strategy & tactics
mathewlowry.myhub.ai

I’ve just spent a few days running the Discovery phase of a new project to further develop the communication strategy of an EU Institution, with a particular focus on retooling its online, social media and publications tactics. Apart from focusing on developing a new information architecture, I’m running the overall project. This means not only en…

Applying advanced language technologies to EU democracy
mathew.blogactiv.eu
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Recently I and others... identified additional technologies... (auto-summary, sentiment analysis, etc.) to make ‘machine-assisted human curation’ even more useful.... to build bridges across Europe.

The UK’s GDS meltdown couldn’t happen in Brussels, right?
mathew.blogactiv.eu

Bad news for “jean-wearing Post It Note wranglers” everywhere... the UK’s Government Digital Service “left huge swathes of the British government in disarray… [replacing] useful online services with trendy webpages bereft of useful information“... GDS has been rather influential in Brussels, so a sign of things to come?

The worse you are at finding Ukraine on a map, the likelier you are to want to bomb it
www.vox.com

We wanted to see where Americans think Ukraine is and to learn if this knowledge (or lack thereof) is related to their foreign policy views

Piloting a thematic online architecture for the EU (2003-07)
mathew.blogactiv.eu
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Project manager and architect of a successful pilot to reorganise EUROPA along thematic lines, so people could figure out What the EC did, Why and How, in areas of interest to them, without studying its labyrinthine internal structure.

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