The Big Data of Life

The big data of Life

 

Introduction:

“The Big Data of Life” is a website  that examines, analyse  and perform comparison data analysis on Open data from  various governments,  non-governmental organisation (NGO’s) and other sources.  The big data of life website aims to highlights these complex issues  and show hidden patterns affecting the London community through an interactive information display which will provide insights and   thought- provoking in the  ‘life’ of a community.

Aims:

One of the key aim of this project is to develop a website to promotes, engage and sharing of  knowledge, and information about big data and the implications.

This is a data portal provided to build  a strong local community  around creating valuable things  and  telling  compelling  stories within  a community.

Also  useful  for  data enthusiasts  and makers  who want to learn  and develop an interactive data tools  as well as providing  guidelines and best practices in  User Interface and  User Experience. A step by step learning tutorials, documentations and video blogs  to accomplish  any  resources   to help make your own big data a reality and data manifestation of your imagination.

The ultimate aim of this project  would be to  become a portal  of choice for  collaborating with beginners,  amateurs, designers, creators, data scientists and creative technologists  in  all works of life. They can get in touch with liked minded people to work on a particular complex issue that is affecting their local community and society.
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Big Data Of Life, author, 2015

Introduction 

The big data of life aims to highlights these complex issues  and show hidden patterns affecting the London community through an interactive information display which will provide insights and thought- provoking in the ‘life’ of a community.

One of the key aim of this project is to develop, promotes, sharing of knowledge and coding, and information about big data, data and the social era implications.

The Wireframe and design illustration



Please click on the link The Big data of Life’s Project to download and run D3 portal platform.

PG05 PRACTICAL SUBMISSION DETAILS FOR Hamed Folarin

  1. To show evidence of my final practical project I have uploaded one promotional video: 

Big data Website and D3 Promotion, author, 2015

The total length of the ‘big data Promotion is  about 55 seconds (almost a minutes) which runs through the website and key features and functionality.

2. I have included 5 hi-resolution images which have been uploaded to mydropbox and can be viewed using this link:

My High Resolution Images link

 

My Personal Background:

My  story  in big data or associated information started in early childhood. For instance, If you pass an examine you move to the next class or grade. If  not, you have to repeat the  same class.This have a significant  effect on the mindset, career development, social  and well being of the individual concern and the community as a  whole. In a bigger societal  context, does that mean that  failing schools, under privilege and disadvantage  schools should be left to behind,  whereas the rich, the super-rich and the affluent  become richer  and have all the privileges of the big society.

“Schools in the leafiest parts of the country may think they are doing extremely well, but they have an outrageously low number of pupil premium youngsters getting five good GCSEs. To have 65% of poor youngsters in Buckinghamshire failing to get 5 good GCSEs is a disgrace. Local authorities and schools need to understand that they cannot hide behind good headline figures if they fail a very large cohort of pupils.”   – Mr David Laws (Minister for Education, 2013)

Are we creating trouble for the  next future generations or vice versa. Or is there something we can do as an individual,  society or community to  improve this scenario.

During my master’s program, I realised that all of  the postgraduates students came from different backgrounds and all over the world, but the same key issues and challenges. These were all  professionals  wanting to  make social changes  using  their skills,  experience and expertises  to give something back to their own local communities.  Their skills, inspiration, knowledge, resources and feedback wanted  me to continue on this project.

These led to further questionings of my project objectives and goals such as ,  how can we improve the life in the community using already provided ‘big data’ information from different governmental agencies ?. How can we campaign for a better services in our community? How can we improve the educational services in a community. How can we campaign for a better services in our  society and community,  using emerging technology, big data information and Things of the Internet  to deliver  an improve services in the London community.

My Research:

I started researching minimalistic and clean User Interface (UI) to create a simple yet functional experience for this web-based portal   after discovering that  existing websites  were for high level professionals and technologists. These  include visiting several learning sites, portfolio,  collaborative and inspirational websites. My research also led to two main key findings, the transference International UK, an anti corruption agency which is called ukumaskthecorrupt and therefugeeproject which  exaimined the plight of refugees worldwide.  They both proved to be excellent resources and  benchmark for my project development  and portal.

TheRefugeeProject  user interface is very simple UI  with  a  black background with dynamic images and white text across the front page and at the same time,  telling  us the story and plight of  refugees worldwide; the inhuman condition and historical factors. Whereas the ukumaskthecorrupt is a government funded project and also local to the UK market. This  website  uses  a  simple User Interface and bright  and colourful orange  for information display and getting user attention  by overlaying  the text with white colour.  The user have the ability to customization viewing of the big data. This project examines corruption, money laundering and  the impact of housing market in  London boroughs where professionals,  young professionals, and member of the local community were price out of the housing market.

Case study

 

Case Study 1: The RefugeeProject

TheRefugeeProject1I researched The Refugee Project which uses a simple  user interface with  black background  and  dynamic images of people in the community, and the same time telling  us the story and plight of  refugees worldwide; the inhuman conditions and historical factors.

 

Case Study 2: UKunmaskthecorrupt
UkunmaskthecorruptJoined_1-2I also researched the ukunmaskthecorrupt which is local project, also using a simple User Interface and brightful orange colour for information display and getting user attention  by overlaying  the text with white colour.  The user have the ability to customization viewing of the data.

Case Study 3: BBC Earth’s ‘Your Life on earth’

BBC

 

 

Here  are some of the key main sites and resources  that were useful during the course of my research into big data complex issues:

Learning

Inspiration

UK Data Sources

This led me to redefine my target users for  my website.

User research and User Profiling

My project  is  currently targeting  anyone who care about the local community issues in London,  and campaign for social changes using big data information and facts  to challenge local governments, policymakers  and to change environmental policies as well as  decision making process.

My  user profiles are :

  • Creative professionals
  • Designer  professionals
  • Young generation
  • Digital Lifestyles
  • Local Community

Design and development Process:

The scope of work on this project includes:

  • Front end development
  • Back end architecture
  • UI design
  • UX journey research
  • User Testing

UI Inspiration and Wireframes:

During the course of my research,  I realised the need for a minimalistic and clean data portal that is easy to use and functional to create  a complex dataset and  browsing for inspiration.

 

The presentation of the ‘The big data of Life’ concept and prototype idea to the postgraduate group:

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