Data Driven Detroit: One D Scorecard
Data Driven Detroit's (D3) One D Scorecard sets a baseline to measure how the Detroit metropolitan compares to the 54 largest metropolitan areas of the United States. Indicators are gathered across five priority areas across each region - Economic Prosperity, Educational Preparedness, Quality of Life, Social Equity, and Regional Transit. NiJeL created a series of interactive data visualizations that allow visitors to slice through the regions and indicators overtime and build their own stories of life in these regions. NiJeL a developed a simple administrative application for D3 to update their indicators on a regular basis so these graphs and maps will always include the most recent data.
At NiJeL, we support strong, positive advances in the sustainability of people's lives and our planet through knowledge and information. At the local level, we work to improve our partner's communities and constituencies through data and technology, and we aim to democratize the tools and data needed to to make better social and environmental decisions. We're also always working to bridge the “data divide” and provide everyone the ability to tell their stories and visualize their impacts for advocacy and representation.
We achieve this vision by developing custom systems for data visualization, analysis, and participation for our partners, and teaching our partners to harness their data through "data therapy" to document their program impacts, build strong advocacy tools, and connect with their key audiences. It's also critically important to us that we build strong personal relationships with our partners to develop a technology roadmap for them that aligns with their current workflow and mission.
At the heart of everything we do at NiJeL are our core values of: