Informed Citizens: Connecting Detroit residents to data

The City of Detroit has a lot of data to share but the challenge is making this data is not only available, but accessible to residents.

Partnering with Data Driven Detroit, the city formed a user testing group, CUTgroup Detroit, and enlisted the University of Michigan School of Information to contribute the user testing acumen necessary to ensure the voices of Detroit residents would be heard.

The tools UMSI students helped test could connect residents to information about school districts, crime, demographics and property values. This data, if accessible, could inform Detroit residents as they make important decisions about their lives.

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