Universal Data Application Platform awarded Good Design Award 2017!

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ANNAI's Universal Data Application Platform (UDAP) was awarded Good Design Award 2017! We would like to keep contributing solving social issues with this achievement! We are also excited about sharing this project story at BADCAMP 2017!


Product Name Universal Data Application Platform(UDAP)
Product Overview

Universal Data Application Platform allows government and public sector to easily publicize Open Data. When text data is uploaded, it automatically visualize that data into graph or data on the map. Publicizing, managing, maintaining data become easy with this platform. We also cared about better UI/UX for users who uses visualized data.

*UDAP is based on DKAN, an open source data portal site solution used in many government organizations around the world.

Project Team CEO Satoshi Kino
COO Kyoko Ohtagaki
CTO Yoshikazu Aoyama
Kyotaro Kon
What we focused on

We took very much care in both the visual design, as well as the system architecture. We aimed for a friendly look & feel for end users. The Universal Data Application Platform also provides flexibility for the public sector to alter the design.

For the system architecture, municipal employees, regardless of technological expertise and experience, everyone can upload data which is automatically provided to the public in LOD (Linked Open Data) format, a standard data format used worldwide.

The system is also integrated with a SPARQL server, which as far as we can tell is the first time this has been done around the world. Together, this provides a robust system that all stakeholders (municipal employees, developers, users) are able to use with ease.

Comment from Good Design Award judge

The Japanese government has a treasure-trove of data. However, traditionally, that data has not not been well organized. Users were unable to easily access this data, meaning that it was not well utilized.

The Kyoto City Open Data project's Universal Data Application Platform revolutionized the way Open Data is now published and visualized. The interface is also user friendly allowing for non-technical users to easily use the system.

In this current day, where the internet connects everything, Open Data is an important resource in the search for solutions to current social issues. We hope the Universal Data Application Platform will become a trusted gateway to utilize Open Data.




ANNAI's platform will be shown at ”GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2017”

Our work, “Universal Data Application Platform” will be introduced at “GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2017”!


Date : From November 1st (Wed) to November 5th (Sun)
Venue : Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi, Tokyo)
URL : http://www.g-mark.org/gde2017/

About Good Design Award

Good Design Award has been a sole comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system in Japan since 1957. Many companies and designers from both inside and outside of Japan participate in the activity to enhance the industry or the quality of life through the design. "G Mark", the symbol of the award has been recognized widely as a mark representing good design.

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