The Data Centre of Excellence brings together data, spatial and statistic analytics skills together with design skills to provide a central resource for undertaking data-driven service design work, and for engaging with the broader data community across the city, Scotland and the UK.
The Data Centre of Excellence has introduced a whole new work flow within Glasgow City Council to help gather a more well-rounded solution to city challenges.
“To optimise the use of our resources and deliver better outcomes for our citizens by embedding a design-led culture of data-driven decision making.”
Glasgow City Council acknowledge the support of the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the development of this web resource.
Design isn’t just for designers. We’re here to show how design-led thinking can provide more rounded solutions. For everyone. By everyone.
We can show you how statistics and real-time data produce accurate analysis that affects decision making across the city.
We understand and solve technical and business challenges through innovative working practices.
We put people at the heart of everything. It’s only through listening to as diverse a range of people as possible, hearing their voices and opinions coupled with collaboration that a bigger, better picture emerges.
Through teamwork and building on relationships around the city we create a well-rounded solution that has wide-reaching appeal. We don’t work in isolation.
We engage with all interested parties as early as possible. Listening to as wide a range of people as possible – which includes local communities, the business sector and our own council family colleagues – we gather together in a space to generate positive solutions.
If at first you don’t succeed… analyse each stage and try a new approach. If you do succeed… where else can it be applied? Will your model work with partner organisations? Can you improve your process?
Design-led innovation? It’s all about people. People are at the very heart of everything we do; we bring people together from across the city to solve problems and co-design a brighter future.
We bring together citizens, council family colleagues and beyond to improve public services through design-driven innovation and creative communication.
It’s about asking questions, observing, listening and communicating in a creative way in order to identify what the real challenges are and then working in partnership to deliver creative and innovative solutions.
Our methodology puts people at the heart of finding solutions to city wide challenges.
How can we make our data sets as useful and as comprehensive as possible?
We’re striving to join up existing and new data sets for the good of Glasgow.
How can we make our data as accurate and reliable as possible to improve Glasgow?