Our Prototyping Journey
How we are testing our idea
Our idea will positively impact all our district residents, who all have a voice to speak to when it comes to what we do in our communities.David Yokum, Director, The Lab @ DC
Washington DC will test ways to increase civic engagement by creating a clickable prototype of the EngageDC survey app and soliciting feedback from residents on topics and features they would be most likely to use.
One thing we're discovering through testing
Through the testing process, Washington DC is learning what motivates residents to participate in the city’s surveys. Interesting findings emerged from the team’s InnoMAYtion Hackathon, including the discovery that immediate response to surveys is a priority for residents. They are keen to know that their voices have been heard and that they are impacting the process.
I don’t think we had pushed as deeply as to why someone would want to engage with this, or the many different reasons why many different people would.David Yokum, Director, The Lab