ABOUT
JOSHUA HAYES

AN INTERACTION DESIGN - BACHELOR STUDENT FROM QUT.

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Joshua Hayes - a student in Interaction Design. He is currently working on a project called Brisbane Heat Visualization. His project is presented via a website which reflects on the relationship between the concrete of trees in different areas of our city and the temperature in those areas.

ABOUT THE PROJECT.
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The project is inspired by the phenomenon of global warming as a result of cutting trees for infrastructure. One major challenge in this project is how to illustrate the association between lacking trees and global warming in simple and engaging way. To deal with the challenge, Joshua has developed green and heat maps in his project that are interdependent. 

The website is navigated by the action of scrolling, for instance scrolling down for the next section of the website or scrolling up for the previous section. In the green map, the level of tree coverage is demonstrated in each suburb. All of the data is visually illustrated in green colour by the use of Hexagon, in that darker shade represents more intensive tree coverage. In the heat map, the data is illustrated as similar as the way of representing data in the green map. The main colour in this section is orange so the darker the orange is, the hotter the suburb will be. The main purpose of this project is to raise people’s awareness of the strong connection between the shortage trees in the city and the increasing temperature as a consequence.