Since starting this project four months ago we have had the pleasure of chatting to a number of experts from Cardiff City Council (CCC). These included experts in traffic data, groundwater, plastic and air pollution. These conversations have been crucial to our data physicalisation journey. For example, talking about links between traffic congestion and N2O levels, the need for more recycling and understanding the difference between groundwater and perched water tables have all fed into our creative thinking. We are not sure yet if we will use all this data but one thing is for sure, it has been a very worthwhile experience. Especially, as we continue to piece together the various parts of our narrative and to find innovative physical ways of communicating the need for more green behaviours and actions.
We have started to think about how our sensors will look and work. Take a look at some draft wood etchings of Shel Duck that we have been exploring.