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Concept for urban planning focused social network and problem modelling interface
Messence started off as an investigation into Toronto's water infrastructure, but developed into a concept for a social network and problem modelling interface. I started off by asking three important questions that would guide the project:
- What is the problem I can address?
- Who are the potential users?
- How can the users meet the problem?
Lack of communication and understanding about the complex issues that affect societies
Leaders, politicians, and activists with social, political, and economic power
Model, share, and follow issues that are of concern to these agents
Based on these questions, I then started creating basic mockups that I presented to my professor and peers. Based on feedback from these sources I began to refine the project into Hi-fidelity mockups. These in turn were further developed into a basic prototype in Framer.js to demonstrate some of the events. following this prototype, I went on to develop a functioning prototype so that I could explore how the modelling interfact would work.