Visualisations

The MAKE-IT project also produces several visualisations that explain its activities, impacts and the role of CAPS in enabling the Maker movement, which can be accessed from this section.

The Fab City Dashboard

The Fab City Dashboard is a rough prototype that aims at exploring how to visualise the impact of Maker initiative over city resilience. The concept of such a dashboard that focuses on the Maker perspective of cities has been under consideration at IAAC for a while, and the participation of part of the IAAC team at the Visualizar’16 workshop at Medialab Prado in Madrid (26/09/2016-05/10/2016) provided the context for exploring this topic, for discussing it with stakeholders and promoting MAKE-IT and for developing the first version. Furthermore, this experience has provided the context for exploring the topic of impact of Maker initiatives with a research-through-design approach (Basballe and Halskov, 2012; Stappers et al., 2015; Zimmerman et al., 2007), with scientific publications under development. Furthermore, this experience provided the context also for working and planning other more structure softwares part of this list. This platform is based on the Python programming language thanks to its rich ecosystem in data analysis, and it usse the Flask microframework. The source code is open / free software and can be accessed on GitHub.

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