The objective of the project was to explore possibilities of visualising scientific data from a recent urban ecology and sociology survey.
BiodiverCity is a research project that involves scientists and researchers from the University of Berne, the Research Group for Urban Ecology, Wildlife and Communication in Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL among others. The aim was to display the research results in an interesting and engaging way to the citizens in urban areas. Together with Angela Gebenroth (Interaction Design, Zurich) I designed three-dimensional installations that – placed in urban green spaces and representing the specific data collected at the point of display – raise awareness, inform and increase attractiveness of biodiversity in urban spaces.
The design process involved aspects of product design, data visualisation, ecological design, environmental graphics, diagrams, icons, illustration and animation. To document the process and outcomes of the project, we produced a 52-page perfect bound booklet (PDF) and a short presentational video sequence.