2017 | Self-Initiated for Visualized Conference
Dataviz, Experience, WebApp, and Mobile App Design
How can we use data visualization do to help create awareness about diversity in professional environments? Project ‘Verso’ is an interactive application that invites people to map and portray specimens of micro and macro environments a collaborative research tool to understand and promote diversity.
The result of this quick self-assessment is a sign that represents the single individual and that can be tracked only by its owner at any time inside an ever evolving grid which we have called ‘diversity specimen’. The user can also decide to skip the questionnaire and jump to any of the specimen pages collected in the archive. Once there, they can observe the framework of the selected specimen develop and reorganize it by gender identity, ethnicity or age.
Verso uses a very small set of elements – 10 colors and 4 segments with mixed angles – to capture a complex issue, the lack of diversity in many professional environments. The more the micro society tends towards heterogeneity, the more vibrant and colorful is the visual. When diversity is low or nonexistent, the symbol progressively turns into an uninteresting monochrome pattern.