DESIGNING A THESIS: LANGUAGE, PLACES, LOVE, AND ALL THEIR TRACES
Now that you've explored Civic View, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to my process of design. I am passionate about improving the policies that shape our communities, and I firmly believe that user-centered design practices are a necessary element to civic innovation. Furthermore, I believe in the power of data and I've been sorely frustrated by it's notable lack in the design community.
Communities are more than the statistics that show us how many crimes have been committed, or where the potholes are. We all know this, but don't know how to capture and convey that deeper, emotional fabric. So for my last semester of graduate school, I've sought to demonstrate that design research can not only improve civic practices, but can guide us to create data that tells the story of a community through the eyes of its residents.
Thank you for exploring this process with me.