We need more data and open and accessible technologies in citizen science. However, there is still low interoperability, low levels of data validation and low technological capacity. Cos4Cloud has developed thirteen services for citizen observatories to address this challenge by using the co-design methodology. This means that the project has organised several activities to collect needs and expectations towards these new services directly from the services’ end-users, the citizen science community.
To learn more about co-design, why it is useful, and how to integrate it into citizen science in general and in creating technological citizen science services, you can download the following documents:
- Infographic ‘Co-design as a service in citizen science: Cos4Cloud as a success case’.
- Presentation ‘Co-design as a citizen science tool’.
Science for Change coordinates the co-design methodology with the support of ICM-CSIC.