Enabling open government data
Public Services & NGOs
Insights & Concepts
Prototyping & Testing
Applied Methods

→ Design sprint
→ Qualitative user interviews
→ Wireframing
→ User testing

Digital tools

3 weeks

The City of Zurich opted for an Open Government Data strategy in an effort to make anonymised, city-level data available for the public and private use. During its implementation, city officials discovered the data was highly dispersed internally, and the departments were unsure of which data could be published.
Partner identification
Qualitative research
User testing

"The quality of a design sprint depends on the experience and the confidence of the coaches. The Spark Works team was able to address exactly these requirements. Their competence when guiding through the methods and their empathy for the topic allowed a successful workshop-week for all participants."

Stefan Pabst, Project Manager at Smart City, Stadtentwicklung, Stadt Zürich


An internal tool was developed helping Stadt Zürich employees identify data which is relevant to the public. It further guides them through data selection, clarifying legal questions and creating a prioritisation for publication. Internal communication measures were implemented to support and encourage
the publication of pertinent data.

Project Lead
Daniel Perschy
Senior Innovation Consultant
Daniel is academically trained in innovation management and business development and has previously gained industry experience within the banking and mining industry. He holds a MSc from Copenhagen Business School and a degree from Vienna University of Economics and Business. Innovation as a means of creative problem solving to benefit human, society and environment, requiring freedom, experimentability and diversity – this understanding is at heart when he collaborates with clients at Spark Works.
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