THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

An interdisciplinary project involving a web application that provides data visualisations of different categories relating to quality of life across Australian LGAs.

Figure 1. Our tutor Nikolche Vasilevski, myself, Alice Royster and Yuchen Ou (my team members) with our project on display at Bond University’s Open Day 2018.

Students are tasked to form teams of 2-3 and design and develop a responsive “unique” mobile web experience with interactive data visualisation that incorporates their knowledge of responsive user experience / interface design. 

In collaboration with the Investigative Journalism cohort, my team and I developed a web application that provides data visualisations of different categories relating to quality of life across Australian LGAs. 
 
The purpose of this project was to create an application that allows users to compare the quality of life of different regions in Australia. This has been done by visualising data acquired by Bond University’s Investigative Journalism cohort as heat maps.
 
Along with providing overall quality of life visualisations, the application allows users to view heat maps for individual categories. These categories include Housing, Education, Community, Employment, Wealth, Accessibility, Work-Life Balance, Safety and Health.
 
The application we developed for our assignment allows users to search for a particular city or town, visualise the data in detail of that area, compare data from one location with another and filter by category, in a map based environment. However, the application’s functionality was simplified for public release.

We received 100% for the first part of the assessment (design documentation) and an estimated 85% for the final submission including the developed web application, however the final grade was not released. I received 90% for the subject overall (High Distinction).