Data Driven Transformation

Ongoing until 2021

How can we ensure we marshal data in such a way as to benefit society? We explore the possibilities, considering subjects such as the energy transition, health and experience.

Track Team

Abdelrahman Hassan

Digital Transformation Designer

Carlo De Gaetano

Digital Transformation Designer

Emma Beauxis-Aussalet

Senior Track Associate

Evelien Christiaanse

Digital Transformation Designer

Joost Plattel

Digital Society Ambassador

Margreet Riphagen

Track Program Coordinator

Wouter Meys

Track Owner

What do we work on?

Within the Data Driven Transformation track, we work on a future where data can be used to drive transformations of society for the best interests of all of us. We want to cultivate data literacy so people can critically engage with data and data processing technologies. We primarily focus on ethics, transparency, and on bridging the gap between technology and design.

We do this by creating tools, methods and educational materials, as well as programmes for designers, managers, policymakers, kids and the general public. We translate relevant technical knowledge and academic research into terms that are understandable for everyone. Furthermore we develop a common language to talk about tech, and develop critical thinking with a variety of stakeholders.

Wouter Meys / Margreet Riphagen

Running Projects | Challenges we are solving now

Security in the Data Era

How could the current young generation be and feel secure in 2030? With the adaptation of new (and unstable) security technologies, questions rise about local, national or international application... Read more

GGD Data Synergy

How can we use data visualization methods to define new modes of interaction between GGD researchers and public health data? An important player in the public health area; the GGD focuses... Read more

Climate Change Solutions Spring 2019

How do we support climate change solutions with data-driven storytelling? Until recently, climate change news coverage, research and policy reports spoke of either climate mitigation (the... Read more

Innovation Arena Spring 2019

How can AI and interactive technologies, such as chatbots, be used to create inclusive experiences for fans? This design challenge aims at supporting the Spectacular ArenA Experiences (SAX)... Read more

Join our 20-week programme

Joining the Digital Society School will open up a world of opportunities. You’ll be part of a vibrant interdisciplinary group during a semester and have unique access to a network of experts in the field.

Previous Projects | Challeges we have worked on

The Ceed: a tool to aid the frontrunners in the green energy transition

This semester team Cynergy has worked on finding a way to empower the front runners in Amsterdam on their quest to transition from natural gas to green energy. Cynergy presents a tool that can... Read more

Aim for the Experience

Team AIM has created a prototype that uses not only their own research but also the different expertises and values of the stakeholders to reach a solution to the problem. The Hexagon app is... Read more

Climate Change Solutions Fall 2018

How do we bridge the action gap between science, institutions and the public by looking at and repurposing the climate change mitigation narratives? How can we facilitate the climate cleanup... Read more

Data Driven Healthcare

How can we alleviate the burdens of headaches by creating a collaborative framework which helps different stakeholders (patients, practitioners, technicians and researchers) to effectively create... Read more

Innovation Arena Fall 2018

How can the venue create a better fan experience with wow moments after the event? Contribute to make the Johan Cruijff ArenA the most innovative stadium in Europe by 2020! Public spaces are... Read more

Events | coming up

R and Visualisation for beginners

Thu 3 Oct until Fri 4 Oct 2019

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