Be part of the first DTPR cohort
Since DTPR became an independent initiative, we've piloted in Boston and spoken to many cities and organizations around the world interested in exploring new approaches to help people understand and engage with the digital technology in our communities and shared spaces.
What they have in common is that they are looking for a way to get started and learn from others embarking on similar efforts.
Therefore, we're launching a call for applications from municipalities, community-based organizations, academic institutions and private sector companies to be part of a cohort of DTPR implementation pilots.
We are now recruiting for our first cohort to begin in October 2021 to meet the need to make the invisible tangible
Helpful Places and the DTPR Stewardship Coalition are launching a call for applications from municipalities, community-based organizations, academic institutions and private sector companies interested in exploring an implementation of DTPR in their community. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 17th, and a cohort of 5-10 partners will be selected for a Fall 2021-Winter 2022 cohort-based implementation program. Based on interest we will explore additional implementation programs for Spring and Summer 2022.
Pilot locations will focus on the implementation of the DTPR standard for a single technology or use case. This includes:
Introductory "DTPR 101" workshop training and personalized guidance in the use of DTPR
Use of the DTPR Guide prototype - a digital platform designed to make it easy to try, and scale, DTPR implementations for IoT systems to improve transparency and foster feedback
Development and production of associated signage for the pilot
In-situ user research toolkit for cohort members to gather on-site feedback on the use case and support research that furthers development of the DTPR standard
Members of the cohort have the opportunity to
Learn directly from the creators of the DTPR communication standard
Engage with and learn from peer organizations implementing DTPR simultaneously
Lead in helping advance the DTPR communication standard
Applications for the cohort will be reviewed for acceptance on a rolling basis until September 17th.
Please apply if:
You or your organization is interested in applying DTPR to a technology use case or project in their community (Fall 2021 - Winter 2022)
Have the ability to secure resources to fund the implementation and support your participation in the cohort
We encourage all interested organizations to apply regardless of resources. While there will be a pilot participation fee for all accepted organizations in the Fall 2021-Winter 2022 cohort, we are open to creative sources of financing through partnerships, sponsorships or other methods. We recognize that resources may vary from organization to organization and encourage you to reach out to discuss further if you have concerns.
We also welcome suggestions and recommendations for fundraising and partnerships to help support this effort.
Our goals are to support the implementation of DTPR in more locations around the world, facilitate learning and the adoption of best practices across a cohort of implementers and to improve the DTPR standard.