The purpose of this paper is to describe the process of designing, developing and evaluating a prototype of an open government data (OGD) platform that provided user-centred experiences.Design/methodology/approachBased on the OGD lifecycle, an OGD prototype was created, which involved the system functionality, user interface, standard specification and security mechanism. The main functionalities of the system included data acquisition, data processing and data management. A usability test was conducted following the prototype implementation.FindingsThe usability test indicated that an OGD platform was desired to help the public to find, access, reuse and share government data effectively and efficiently. Functions, such as visualization, local download and digital watermark should be provided and integrated into the platform.Originality/valueThis paper provided a complete case study on the design of an OGD platform and a reference for information system developers to design such system in the future.
The Electronic Library – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 14, 2019
Keywords: Usability; Data management; Open government data; Data platforms; Database design; OGD lifecycles (Open government data life-cycle); Platform structures