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Prepare the tools to collect data
The previous interactions outlined what data must be collected and how (i.e. with which instrument). You now need to source and/or design the actual tools employed for collecting the relevant data. At this point you might ask yourself:
Do I need professional tools to collect the data at stake? Could these tools be built by citizens through DIY tutorials? Can I use existing apps or wearables that are already largely adopted by the general population? Is the tool user-friendly? What kind of support do I need to provide citizens so that they can use the tool with confidence?
A lack of usability in the tools for citizens could potentially lead to unsuccessful project outcomes. You don't want to throw away all the efforts made so far!
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