How can we be confident the technology is achieving its goal? Whether seeking safety, sustainability, or accessibility, many are left asking: what are the benefits, the risks, and the trade-offs we're making?
Digital technology is all around us, but often invisible. There's little transparency about what data these technologies are collecting, by whom, and for what purposes. We've also seen that much technology in the built environment lacks controls for people.
We've drafted a standard that enables transparency, legibility, accountability, and control for people.
The core of the DTPR communication standard is a taxonomy of concepts around digital tech and data practices, and a set of icons to quickly and clearly communicate those concepts. These components can then expressed in a number of ways - from physical signage to digital channels for communication – which together, help visualize and convey how a digital system works.Explore the Taxonomy
Helpful Places is a mission-driven company that helps organizations, and the communities they serve, harness the power of technology in ways that are transparent, inclusive, participatory, and in alignment with the community's goals. Supporting DTPR implementations is one of a variety of ways that we accomplish this.