Is it worth to relocate?
Deciding whether it's worth to relocate is difficult. This solution that takes in multiple government data sources and synthesizes data into digestible data visualization that helps people to compare city facts.
How can we help people visualize reliable data and make a better decision?
Research Question > Research data, cleaning & analysis > Design & Usability Test > Iterate
Datasets covering 11 metropolitan areas from multiple government sources were imported and mined.
7 user interviews & surveys were analyzed to understand existing experience and factors affecting their decisions.
Mindmap, personas, & Balsamiq prototype. View all design artifacts here.
Earlier concept (image on right above) shows the use of tabs to display in-depth information for each factors, but this model makes comparison between the factors difficult.
Usability tests revealed common errors in data encoding/labelling, and content navigation challenges. New opportunities were identified (e.g. "Crime rate and weather should be helpful." ~participant).
This project was rooted in research literature & foundation by the following research scientists / scholars:
Bertin, Card, Mackinlay, Schneiderman, and Tufte.
Research, data-cleaning, usability test, interaction design, content authoring.
~ 11 weeks. Over 30 hrs/week.
A Pinterest board style portal with a flat structure and to support factors comparison.
See Design Outcome section on right, or download file here (requires Tableau software to open). ** Data volume exceeds Tableau online publishing capability.
Final paper: Visualizing Relocation Factors (38 pages).
Completed December 2014.