Organising and making visible key information and insights
A key part of projects with computational elements is a focus on both the development (or confirmation of) insights about a site or project through the use of data, but also the visualisation of these insights. Given the increasing focus on multi-agent client teams and design teams, the capacity to clarify insights and to argue for them (for example, on behalf of a client with an approval body) is crucial.
So, while the power of a hand drawn sketch remains ever-persuasive, in many contexts the ability to produce visualisations of information applied to a digital model also has an incredibly persuasive power. Information gleaned from various processes can populate a model in which a visual ‘code’ is applied to in order to ‘see’ critical patterns. This could include using grades of colour, shapes, lines or markers in order to visualise the information. Examples of metrics of analysis include, street orientation, distance to points of interest, pedestrian flow and timing and topography.