US EPA Flight
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Data visualization of government data
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. In order to do that, the agency collects and reports data on various environmental factors, including the emissions of greenhouse gases within the United States. The EPA needed to be able to present greenhouse gas emissions data they had collected to a wide audience, including scientists, reporters, and the public at large.
While the UX Director at Forum One, I worked with the EPA to identify challenges in reporting to a wide audience, ways to visualize the data in meaningful ways, and methods for sharing particular data views without the need to register with the system.
We were able to put together a system that, while evolving slightly over the past several years, has maintained the basic core design principles we established.