Category Archives: General Thoughts & Future Betas

That’s All Folks!

Following a period of hibernation, and a subsequent Report on DCC Beta summarising its initial development period of 3.5 years and review by City Architects, a decision was made last Friday 16th December 2016 to not continue the DCC Beta platform. The … Continue reading

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Time to Hibernate

Dublin City Council beta is being put into ‘hibernation’. I’d like to explain why, and what this means.

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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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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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Rain Box Planters

This Beta Project will look at whether we can green streets and better manage rainwater coming from people’s roofs by exploring the idea of ‘Rain Box Planters’. If commenting on social media please add #RainBoxBeta and #DCCbeta to help everyone follow the conversation!

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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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Using Products

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

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Love Actually?

This Beta Project will look at the issue of love locks on the Ha’Penny Bridge (and neighbouring bridges and Boardwalk). If commenting on social media please add #LoveLocksBeta to help us follow what people think of the idea, and all feedback and suggestions!

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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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6 Themes

We haven’t particularly mentioned them to date, but Dublin City Beta Projects uses 6 themes when trying to prioritise which Beta Projects macro to next work on. (Also see the blog sidebar where they’re shown.) (This image was taken as … Continue reading

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Dublin City Beta Projects & Digital (& more…)

We’d like to briefly mention two new ‘digital’ developments. The Beta mechanism was included in a new ‘Dublin Digital Masterplan‘ (which was produced as a result of this group). At this stage it’s simply the inclusion of the concept, and … Continue reading

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City Resources

Here’s a suggestion sent in by Elaine: Ref:13040201 Elaine’s thoughts… Could you (briefly) explain the issue that you’re hoping to solve? There are many amenities available within the city which are not visable or known to people, even those in the locality on … Continue reading

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Beta 2.0

We began a trial a year or so ago. We wanted to create a mechanism whereby Dublin was able to experiment in order to test ideas that it felt might improve the City. We weren’t quite sure what it was that … Continue reading

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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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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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What do you think of DCC Beta Projects itself?

DCC Beta Projects has been running for about 7 months, and is ITSELF a Beta, and itself has considered the Beta criteria (it was responding to a ‘Need’, is a ‘strategic platform’ – an idea that can change and grow … Continue reading

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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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