The mySociety Research team investigates the impact of Civic Technology tools: those we produce ourselves, and those from the wider community.

As the field matures, it is important to understand whether our tools are creating genuinely positive outcomes for as many people as possible. To that end, the Research Team pursues the following lines of enquiry:

  • What is the impact of our tools? Who feels that impact? How beneficial is it?
  • Are we reaching all demographics? If not, what can we change to improve that?
  • What effect does it have when we make small modifications to the way our technology works?

We also run TICTeC — the annual Civic Technology conference bringing together researchers, practitioners, and others with an interest in how technology is changing the way we engage with society.

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Contact: research (at) mysociety dot org