appraise is a research project being conducted at Open Lab at Newcastle University as part of the Central for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics.

This website is a placeholder, for more information contact the lead researcher at a.r.dow@ncl.ac.uk.

The appraise three step process


Data collection

Appraisers attend events and activities and capture what is going on using a specially developed smart phone application. They may capture photographs of their experiences and add a rating to convey how they feel about it.


Data curation

All that great data is brought together and the appraisers sift through it for the best bits that represent their experience of the event or activity. Comments are added to explain why they captured what they did.


Report presentation

An interactive digital report is produced bringing the selected data together into a presentation complete with the appraisers comments.