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.
Database designing develops skills to identify key entities / underlying relationships within carefully formulated business rules. Skills of refining the design to suit the user requirements and to normalize the design while maintaining data integrity