Bucharest: Community Pulse is the first implementation of the Vital Signs data gathering and research methodology in Romania. It is important in identifying, measuring and prioritizing issues that face the community.
My aim was to create a clean visual system, with simple yet suggestive elements, and keep the materials highly readable. So proceeded to making an out of the way design that doesn't want to stand out on it's own, rather enrich, frame and structure the content so that it's as easy as possible to read and understand.
To this end, there are almost 40 data graphs included in the report, color coding for the 12 chapters, and a format that is proportioned to fit both the hand and the most common screen ratios for digital.
We also developed a website, so that the project can be expanded with fresh new information over time and keep it's relevance and community involvement at high levels.
The website was created to help spread the word about the report, be a reference resource, make it easily to search for information, be a platform that shares news and editorials. It helps keep the project going with fresh information and community feedback.
The design is structured so that information is easy to read and understand. Responsive top to bottom so that data is readable on any screen. With highlights like "did you know that?" and editorial sections which provide both byte sized and long reads that are a good fit for sharing.
The platform is intended to be easily scaled, with subdomains for each community foundation that wants to implement the methodology in their community.
Visually, I used the general shape of the city map as an anchor that positions data and content in relation with the observed city.