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Normative Scale – Creative Diary 26may2015

Published on 26 May 2015
Updated on 05 April 2024

After a few months of online work, Diplo’s Creative Lab team met in Geneva. We locked ourselves in a room for three days (20‒22 May) to further advance the development of  Digital Watch in preparation for the launch of the Alpha version at the end of the June. Diplo is developing the observatory for the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). Given the richness of discussions and the value of the process itself, we decided to keep a brief diary. If you want to receive updates on our progress, please subscribe to the GIP mailing list.

Normative Scale Visualisation – Creative Diary (26 May 2015)

The visualisation is based on expert analysis by Dr Jovan Kurbalija of close to 400 digital policy instruments and the collective wisdom of a few thousand students from 203 countries who have discussed instruments in our courses on Internet governance, cybersecurity, data protection, etc.

Instruments are analysed on a 7-grade scale from treaties (7) to publications (1). The Creative Lab team provided the first version of visualisation. Please let us know your comments on this work in progress.




© 2015, Geneva Internet Platform & DiploFoundation

About Diplo's Creative Lab

You can follow Diplo’s Creative Lab diary which provides updates on the development of Digital Watch – a dynamic observatory built on the dynamic interplay of

  • advanced use of technology (data-mining, cognitive and language analysis);
  • creative visualisation (a mix of modern material design and hand-drawn illustrations in traditional Diplo’s style);
  • a network of knowledge curators who analyse and contextualise data in specific policy and cultural contexts (the impact of policies is ultimately local even in global developments such as digital policy); and
  • experience in developing information repositories and observatories (the first observatory was developed in early 2000 – see WebArchive).

Diplo’s Creative Lab includes IG experts, techies, cognitive scientists, data specialists, graphic artists, and designers.

The Alpha version of the GIP’s Digital Watch will be prepared by the end of June. If you want to follow Diplo’s Creative Lab diary, please subscribe to the GIP mailing list or contact Tereza Horejsova at terezah@diplomacy.edu


2 replies
  1. pete cranston
    pete cranston says:

    Lovely visualisation, the two
    Lovely visualisation, the two-way segmentation makes it very useful. Where will it be permanently hosted?


    • Jovan Kurbalija
      Jovan Kurbalija says:

      Thank you Pete. It will be
      Thank you Pete. It will be part of the Digital Watch.

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