The aim of the research project was to develop a visual map-based interface to the Downtown Eastside Research Access Portal (DTES-RAP). DTES-based journal articles were studied to identify places, organizations and topics. A design-thinking approach was followed, with stages to learn about user needs, build a model, and test it. A small study was carried out with community members with the approval of the human ethics board, to evaluate the current design and identify areas for improvement.
I have imbibed an academic outlook having facilitated learning in Civil / Transportation Engg., in colleges in India and Oman.
I developed infographics to make a point and voice my concerns during a topic briefing exercise for the course LIBR508 (Information practices in contemporary society).
Here I researched aspects around "personalisation" as applied by search engines and how they affect even academic users of the internet.