The 2016 Census numbers are in, GovHackers!
To help us promote this exciting release, we need you to come up with a proof of concept for a mashup that showcases the value of the latest 2016 Census data..
To win this category, you’ll need to develop and present a concept for a creative and innovative interactive web page or application using freely available 2016 Census data (previous Census data can also be used).
The ABS takes privacy and confidentiality seriously, so your concept shouldn't attempt to identify any individuals, households or organisations. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please let an ABS mentor know.
The winning concept will need to be educational, engaging and usable for the general public. The more creative the concept, the better. The sky's the limit!
- All entrants are to submit a ‘Proof of Concept’ for the product using clear examples of Census data use and how the product would work.
- As the use of Census data is pivotal to the product, it will need to be the main theme of all concepts. Additional data sets may be used if it adds value or extra functionality to the concept, but it cannot ‘take away’ from the main purpose, which is to create an innovative interactive and educational Census data experience for users. .
- Ideal product concepts will be simple and intuitive to use while keeping the audience engaged. Competitors are reminded the product must be suitable for use by the public who may have a relatively low statistical literacy. It should be fun, engaging, and interactive to pique and maintain audience attention.
- The concept could use (but is not limited to) animation, virtual reality, gamification, and/or data visualisation.
- As per the terms of the GovHack competition, the ABS has the option to invite any GovHack team to submit formal quotes to undertake further work on their submission. The ABS reserves the right not develop any of the competition submissions.