This project originated in a course on using visualization as a means to understand city dynamics. We were tasked with using data from social media–Sina Weibo, Douban, Tripadvisor, and SouFun–to shed light on the life of Shenzhen.
My team chose to use Weibo data—analogous to Twitter in the US—to explore the character of Shenzhen’s streets. Street Rhythms maps the distribution of Weibo check-ins across space and time, allowing users to see how the types of activity on certain streets vary over the course of the week.
This project was a collaboration with Mia Petkova and George Reuter. It was exhibited alongside the rest of the class work at the Shenzhen/Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture.