Environmental Protection Manifesto

Through interactive maps and charts, we told the story to let public understand environmental quality changes in Taiwan in last few years.

OVERVIEW

About the project

Use the data in Environmental Resources DataBase and consult the discipline policy in 1987-2014 Taiwan Environmental Quality Report and Environment White Paper from 2003 to 2015 to enhance public awareness of the environmental control act and understand the trends of environmental monitoring data. Throughout vectorization and digitization spatial data and series data in combination with the related policy, user can realize the meaningful of environment policy. In the light of data journalism, We chose the topics which can raise the awareness of public issue as well as optimization user interface and experience.

  • Role: 
    UI/UX Designer, Project Manager

  • Tool: 
    Sketch, InVision, HTML, CSS, Highchart and Highmap(JavaScript library)

  • Client: 
    EPA

  • Timeline: 
    January 2016-April 2016

GOAL

The Challenge

Based on publications such as the "Environment White Paper" and "Taiwan Environmental Quality Report" published by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), process the trajectory of environmental protection act such as environmental policy and strategies in combination with environmental monitoring data into visualization such as infographic and geographic information system (GIS). The project provides the application of the map integration platform for the implementation of the EPA, so that public can better realize the environmental control act and resources management.

RESEARCH

The Solution

I. Data collection and analysis

In data collection and analysis, We conduct survey of relevant database, project process, requirements like application programming interface (API) from each departmental data.

II. Data construction and system analysis

After investigation and analysis of the various data, We convert the results of requirement analysis into a module structure diagram to facilitate the next step.

III. System planning and design

Detailed design will be carried out to describe the internal logic processing and programing. In addition, prototyping is during this process.

IV. System development

To develop the system environment and the required features, and implement system analysis.

V. Evaluation and maintenance

System evaluations are carried out to identify errors, perform maintenance and verification.

JOURNEY MAPPING

Website Architecture

Collect information from established systems in EPA, such as Pollutant release and transfer registers (PRTRs), Environmental Water Quality Information, and Environment Resource Database (ERDB).

HIGH FIDELITY DESIGN

Prototyping for Home

Using GIS to create website in accordance with usability and responsive web design (RWD).

HIGH FIDELITY DESIGN

Prototyping for Interactive Charts and Maps

Convert relevant subject spacial data to interactive maps, and chronological species data to interactive chart.

CONCLUSION

RESULT

The Environmental Protection Manifesto project will serve as a digital learning material. Through interactive maps and charts, we tell the story to let public understand environmental quality changes in Taiwan in last few years. The specific work objectives are as follows:

I. Education

In the trends of environmental improvement, we raise public awareness of various environmental issues and educate public how to protect our environment.

II. Policy advocacy

By understanding the long-term efforts of government and the meaning behind taxation and institutions, we can establish the reputation of related government departments.

III. Improvement of user experience

By interaction with the website, environmental data became amazing and easy to understand.