A City In Flux
Mapping socio-economic and mobility data of Cape Town.
Context
GiZ
Year
2018
TasksConceptVisual Interface DesignData Visualization

Cape Town's mobility is characterized by formal and informal mobility networks consisting of taxis and buses. These services are mostly self-organised. What image of a city emerges when combining social and economic data with mobility data? What stirring stories are contained in this data and how can they be conveyed with the help of digital tools? The interactive piece visualizes unique route profiles of the informal and formal mobility networks of Cape Town. The intention of the prototype is to motivate users to get information about the diverse living conditions of the city and to contribute their own perspectives on spatial and social mobility. Exemplarily, it is shown how annotation for specific routes opens up the space for personal stories along routes. The mobility data was provided by the startup WhereIsMyTransport. The socio-economic data were obtained from qualitative surveys conducted by the Federal Statistical Office of South Africa.

data visualization, datenvisualisierung: a city in flux – 800 route of public and informal mobility routes visualized
800 route of public and informal mobility routes visualized
data visualization, datenvisualisierung: a city in flux – The data can be filtered by socio-economic properties such as education
The data can be filtered by socio-economic properties such as education
data visualization, datenvisualisierung: a city in flux – Along inidividual rides socio-economic transformations can be observed
Along inidividual rides socio-economic transformations can be observed
data visualization, datenvisualisierung: a city in flux – Unique story snippets can be attached to each route stop
Unique story snippets can be attached to each route stop