Promise Tracker is a mobile phone-based data collection system that enables communities to collect information on priority issues and monitor the performance of their local governments. Using a simple web application, community groups can design a survey, distribute it, collect data, visualise it on a map then use the resulting data to advocate for change. Promise Tracker is designed to increase the civic engagement and efficacy of community members, giving them a path towards data-driven advocacy on local issues.
Ethan is director of the Center for Civic Media, and associate professor of the practice at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on the distribution of attention in mainstream and new media, the use of technology for international development, and the use of new media technologies by activists. more
Alexis is a designer, technologist, and research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab and Center for Civic Media. Alexis has a background in interaction and human centered design and currently runs a design and innovation studio focused on building playful, beautiful technology that matters.morePortfolio Instagram Twitter Facebook
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