Category Archives: 1. Identity, Communication & Ownership

Beta Projects – Priorities

What do you think of the below format for listing prioritised projects? We spotted one of those ‘manage your daily workload’ type pieces online which suggested people organise their day in a format similar to the below image. (Focus on one big item … Continue reading

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Great News!

Great news folks! Dublin City Council Beta Projects has now been corporately adopted!

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Traffic Light Box Artworks website

Update 22/12/14: Slight update to the site can be seen here. Original 15/12/14: A few members of Code for Ireland offered recently to look at creating an initial prototype of a Traffic Light Box Artworks website. You can see their very first version … Continue reading

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Beta Projects – Policy and Place

People discussing new ideas often find themselves doing two things at the same time – discussing general and wide-ranging policy, and discussing the detail of implementation at a specific location or within a specific community. Beta Projects therefore can be split into two types – Beta Project policy and … Continue reading

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LEAP points

This Beta Project looks at whether we could further highlight the existing transport connections in Dublin by creating ‘local mobility nodes’, and whether such a concept would help us with future transport infrastructure decisions. We’re calling these ‘Leap Points’. If commenting on social media please … Continue reading

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The 1% Dublin Difference

Update: 19/07/16 This concept is being updated as “Many Hands” with the following logo… ManyHands.ie redirects to this page until we figure out how best this concept might be used.   Original Post: 28/10/14 We’d like to have a conversation about … Continue reading

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Beta Fair Time

Trials only need to last as long as you’re learning…but sometimes they may need to be kept in place for longer. We’re calling this Beta Fair Time.Please use the hashtag #BetaFairTime on social media to help everyone follow the conversation.

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8 reasons why Beta Projects are removed

People regularly ask as to why Beta Projects are removed, and we’d like to explain the thinking behind it, and welcome a discussion. Please use the hashtag #DCCbeta on social media to help us and everyone else follow the conversation.

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Beta Project Report Cards

At the end of a Beta Project, we’d like to let people know how the trial went, what we measured, how feedback and suggestions were taken into account, and what the outcomes of the trial are going to be. We’re calling this … Continue reading

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Using Products

What approach should Dublin City Council Beta Projects adopt when a physical item is required for a trial?

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Bike Hangar

This Beta Project will look at whether we can better support people in storing their bicycles outside their homes. If commenting on social media please add #BikeHangarBeta to help us follow what people think of the idea, and all feedback and suggestions!

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Project Champions

A. (Awareness of the issue/opportunity for Dublin.) We’d like to explore the idea of ‘Project Champions’ – certain people leading, administering, and facilitating others to carry out certain roles in their community.

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Themed Kanban Tables

This is just to begin some of the explanation around this idea, and we don’t expect it will make 100% sense as yet. We’re going to look at creating what we’re calling (working title!) Themed Kanban Tables.

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Meeting Minutes – Traffic Light Box Artworks and Moss Wall Selection

We arranged for a chat yesterday to discuss the next steps for the traffic light box artwork Beta Project, and also to select one of the entries for the moss wall Beta. Here’s what happened…         

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Walls, Walls, Walls – Iteration 2

Update 20/08/13 We’ve received three emails in the past two weeks from people enquiring about how best to contact those who created pieces as part of the below Beta Project. Any further iterations of this Beta Project should look at … Continue reading

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Chat – Traffic Light Boxes & Moss Walls

We’d like to arrange a short meeting to chat to you about two projects – the traffic light box artworks and the moss wall.

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Alive Alive-O

Update 01/03/13: Here’s the minutes of the below meeting (it also involved the traffic light boxes), and the selection process. We have some more work to do with regard to exploring how best to succeed with moss-growing, and there’s several … Continue reading

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Street Art Checklist – Until 12/12/12

Here’s a Street Art Checklist…

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Walls, Walls, Walls – Iteration 1

Update 28/02/13: There is to be a second iteration of this DCC Beta. Update 25/10/12: The wall has now been painted – see the below photos. Contact DCC Beta Projects as usual with queries or comments on the general Beta itself (for … Continue reading

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Should Street Corner Signs Also Sing and Dance?

There are many corners in the city without street signs, and you’ll frequently spot tourists, map-in-hand, trying to figure out where they are. This got us thinking about street corner signs! What would we like street corner signs to do? … Continue reading

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Beta 2 – Selecting the artwork for Beta 1

Just getting some free time to blog this now (thanks again to everyone who came along!) and let you know how the artworks were selected for the Traffic Light Box Artwork Beta. On a Friday in early May, from 10:30-12:00 a … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Traffic Light Artwork?

Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal for a Traffic Light Box Artwork! We discussed this and we want to ask you something… What format should the ‘selection’ process take?

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Where are you? What’s the area called? Does it matter?

What’s the importance/value in an area having a clear name? Are there areas of the city that are more difficult to name? For example ‘Rathmines’, or ‘Stoneybatter’ are clear enough, however many areas of the city are not so clearly … Continue reading

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Traffic Light Box Artworks – 1 / 11 / 111

1 Identity / 11 Boxes / 111 Euro As the very first Beta Project, we are making 11 traffic light boxes (in the ‘Beta Area’) available for street artworks, and we’re looking for people to submit designs for them! UPDATE 26/04/12: Please … Continue reading

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