FAIR Design Jam

Co-organized workshop - Nordic Open Science and Research Forum 2016

Date and time: Wed 23 Nov 2016, 9:00 - 17:00 (Coffee and Poster exhibition starting at 8:30 a.m. at Metropolia main building, 4th floor, Juhlasali).
Venue: Main building of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Bulevardi 31, Helsinki, Finland. Room P429, 4th floor.
Audience: Researchers, university librarians, FAIR principles experts, policy makers and working groups
Registration: The final day for registration was November 8th.

This event was part of the Nordic Open Science and Research Forum 2016.

Content: In order to encourage as wide adoption as possible of the FAIR Data Principles in Finland, experts and policy makers need to find ways to communicate their knowledge to the end users and creators of data: the researchers. While many are interested in making their data open, it is not always clear what they should do to ensure that their data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.
The goal of this full-day workshop is to create ways to communicate to researchers why and how to implement the FAIR Data Principles. The challenge we are tackling is to translate FAIR best practices and guidelines into simple-to-follow, actionable, motivating instructions for the end users.
We will follow a user-centered approach, trying to understand how to communicate our message in a way that resonates with our intended audience. The workshop is extremely hands-on, and its goal is to produce paper prototypes of solutions to communicate the core content of the FAIR Data Principles through, e.g., checklists, infographics, plain language tips & instructions, process maps, etc.. The prototypes will be presented and discussed among the participants, as a first step to select the best ideas to take forward.
The day will start with a short presentation of inspiring examples of how to communicate complex policy or other documents in a visual and engaging way, after which the participants will work in small groups. Since the event is close to a hackathon in spirit, we kindly ask the participants to commit to a full-day attendance.

To get an idea of the method and the "flavor" of the workshop, please have a look at the past Legal Design Jam workshops (http://legaldesignjam.com), from which the FAIR Design Jam takes inspiration.

FAIR Design Jam results

Download link for the FAIR Desgin Jam workshop results (pdf) 

The FAIR Design Jam Facilitators

Stefania Passera (MA graphic design, doctoral candidate) is the initiator of Legal Design Jam. She has experience in information and visual design, document simplification, workshop facilitation and user-centered design methods.

Helena Haapio (LL.M. (Master of Laws), DSc (Doctor of Science (Econ.)), Associate Professor of Business Law, University of Vaasa; International Contract Counsel, Lexpert Ltd) has for many years promoted the use of simplification and visualization in commercial contracts, seeking to transform them from legal instruments to useful, usable business tools.

Pauli Assinen, Helsinki University Library
Parland-von Essen, Senior Coordinator, CSC
Pirjo-Leena Forsström, Secretary-General for Open Science and Research Initiative ATT, Development Director, CSC

More information

Pirjo-Leena Forsström
Secretary-General for Open Science and Research Initiative ATT, Development Director, CSC
Tel. +358 (0)9 457 2273