Learning From Toronto. An Experiment In Participatory Urban Data Visualization (Part 1) by York University
My graduate thesis was focused on how urban dataviz can be used to investigate the relationship between people’s perception of phenomena happening in cities, and data collected about them. I chose to address the topic of housing in Toronto—one of the most urgent challenges the city is currently facing. I designed a prototype for a mobile-first app based on an interactive survey: citizens are asked to visually provide their guess about urban issues, before being presented with visualizations of the actual data on the same topics, and of answers from other people, within the same visual models.