Interactive visualization featured in Boston Globe

The interactive visualization work of Daniel Hartman – a student of Siqi Zhu‘s in the Information Design and Visualization MFA program at Northeastern University – was featured in The Boston Globe’s Business section on Sunday. Hartman’s research graphicizes the persistent housing and income disparities in Boston, highlighting in particular the lack of public transportation in the most poverty-stricken communities. “‘The system is set up for people traveling downtown,’ said Zhu, who is also an urban planner at the Boston firm Utile. ‘That’s a very white-collar conception of home-to-work.’”

Interactive visualization of information increasingly drives the analysis and storytelling underlying complex urban planning projects. Most recently, Utile led a similar effort to produce information graphics for the Go Boston 2030 plan, which helped to distill, clarify, and communicate to a wide public the complex mobility needs of Boston.

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