This project represents a concerted three-month long effort to equip Rio de Janeiro’s government with the practical technological tools to foster a culture of transparency in their government. Through interviews with key stakeholders, robust analysis of Rio’s
cultural context, and case study review, the Rio team developed an expertise in human-centered technology, and artfully deployed it to develop an interoperable product for the municipality. With the dashboard prototype designed by the Columbia student team, Rio can seamlessly deploy a platform to simplify data collection for agency-wide information sharing process. The dashboard provides interactive incentivization and transparency tools to foster better agency-wide decision making. Not only have we provided the platform, but we have outlined a detailed implementation strategy and designed a user guide to ensure that Rio can deploy this product with minimal friction.