Data Centre of Excellence

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.

Our Vision

“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.

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What we do...

We do design We do design

Design

Design

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 do design We do data

Data

Data

We can show you how statistics and real-time data produce accurate analysis that affects decision making across the city.

We do design We do data

Innovation

Innovation

We understand and solve technical and business challenges through innovative working practices.

How we do it...

Being people Centred

Being people centred

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.

Co-design

Co-design

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.

Communicate Creatively

Communicate creatively

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.

Constantly re-iterate

Constantly re-iterate

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?

How we do it

Interested in how we do it?

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.

Interested in how we do it?

Innovative services

Design-led innovation Design-led innovation

Design-led innovation

Design-led innovation

Our methodology puts people at the heart of finding solutions to city wide challenges.

data matching Data matching

Data matching

Data matching

How can we make our data sets as useful and as comprehensive as possible?

Data modelling Business intelligence

Business intelligence

Business intelligence

We’re striving to join up existing and new data sets for the good of Glasgow.

Business intelligence Data modelling

Data modelling

Data modelling

How can we make our data as accurate and reliable as possible to improve Glasgow?

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