People don’t have access to data that is important to them. Many data initiatives are extractive and information collected rarely stays with the people. They are thus cut out of the decision making process, from what data points are collected to what happens with the data itself.
In our work to find the most accurate data about a place, we realized that no one has better information about a place than the people who live there. We found that there is no easy way for them to share information on issues and experiences. We have learned what people want to talk about but they lack an easily accessible platform to say what information matters to them.
A coordinate from which to speak from.
Naming what matters in that place.
Saying exactly how it makes one feel.
A simple slider allows you to mark how you feel from ‘bad’ to ‘great’.
A space to briefly describe what made you feel that way. From these perceptions, we can extract concrete data on what is, or is not, important to you in a place.
This is where the true power lies. Maps enable people make real time decicions by showing the emotions that a place envokes. A user can access specific information on a place, understanding why it evokes those emotions.
“I’d love to see what people have experienced at a place before me. “
“As a woman, I want to know if I’m safe walking down that path. “
“This could make all the difference in how i move around the city. “
“This could be so much fun too.”
“This can provide us with data we need to tell our landlords where to focus their efforts.”
“We can use this to rate neighbourhoods and consequently the cost of properties.”
“We would love to see this data from hundreds of public places in Nairobi. “
“We need this type of data to make informed decisions about city planning.”