Visual Analytics + Data Visualisation

Population Scenarios

Population Scenarios form an important basis for city planning in order to know where new schools have to be built or where infrasctructure has to be enhanced.

This visualisation tool emerged in collaboration with the population scenario team of the Statistics Office, city of Zurich. It enables the past and future of the population of Zurich to be explored. The 3D visualisation allows filtering the population based on different parameters in order to answer questions such as «Where do old people live?», «Where do people aged between 20 - 30 live?» or «Which areas are predominately inhabited by young families?». The aim of the project was to explore possibilities and possible advantages of an interactive 3D visualisation in comparison with traditional approaches.