2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
City of Chicago, IL
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
Illinois

The Civic User Testing Group is a set of Chicago residents who get paid to test civic apps. Smart Chicago works with residents and civic tech developers to make and test software that helps improve quality of life for residents. Members receive training on basic technology skills, provide feedback, and perform beta-testing on apps and government websites.