A conceptual evaluation of the Data as Partner (DAP) framework

Sonia Hassan, Drishty Sobnath, Esther Snell, Olufemi Isiaq

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This paper explores the innovative Data As Partner (DAP) philosophy as a transformative approach to organisational data strategy, drawing upon established concepts of information value, technology acceptance, and inclusivity for people with disabilities (PwD) in smart cities. The study conducted a comprehensive systematic review, after meticulous screening, 20 eligible papers were selected, forming the foundation for deriving the key components of the DAP framework. Subsequently, a qualitative focus group study engaged 18 participants from diverse sectors to evaluate the practical applicability of the DAP conceptual framework. Thematic analysis of the focus group sessions revealed five key themes: practical value, pragmatic performance, ethical perspective, clarity of the framework, and enhancement tools. These findings offer valuable insights for refining the DAP framework and optimising its integration into real-world scenarios, in empowering individuals in smart cities, especially those with disabilities. Future research should explore larger and more diverse samples to generalise findings and assess the framework's long-term impact through longitudinal evaluations. By adopting user-centred methodologies, the DAP framework can be further enhanced as a strategic tool, empowering data to actively participate in organisational decision-making processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2)
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2023
Event2023 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) - Romania, Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 24 Sept 202327 Sept 2023


Conference2023 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2)
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