2014 [In]Sight update
Since launching [In]Sight, the RAI has undertaken extensive consultation with LGAs, RDAs, researchers, policy-makers, communities and government representatives on how the tool can better align with their needs. Based on user feedback, the RAI has recently implemented a series of updates to [In]Sight, designed to enhance the functionality, usability and comprehensibility of the tool.
The RAI is currently seeking feedback and suggestions from all stakeholders about the ways to enhance [In]Sight for the 2014 edition. The duration of this engagement process will be from 30 January to 28 February 2014.
As part of this process, we are seeking input for improvements to [In]Sight from our key stakeholder network. We will also re-validate the methodology, and update the index with the most recent available data. Inputs and suggestions will be reviewed and incorporated into the next version of [In]Sight, to be launched in June 2014.
We are interested in learning about your answers to such questions as:
- Do you find the current [In]Sight user-friendly and useful for your intended purpose?
- What additional functions or features would you want to see added? How would such added functionality better meet your needs?
- What are the new indicators and data sources that you think should be included in [In]Sight 2014? Is publicly available and nationally consistent data available?
- What do you think are the pros and cons of the ranking approach?
- Are there alternatives to the ranking approach that you would suggest?
A report of stakeholder engagement and suggested improvements to [In]Sight to date, as well as already incorporated suggestions, is available here. We have also developed an updated version of our Results Guide, based on user feedback, to make the interpretation of data clearer. Our [In]Sight Technical Report, an in-depth explanation of the tool, the data that sits behind it and the elements of regional competitiveness, is also now available. You can download a copy of our Business Survey Report for 2013 here.
To provide feedback on [In]Sight, you can head to the ‘Have Your Say’ section of the website, or contact our Researcher, Tai Nguyen, at [email protected]org.au