CPIE

The Coal Pollution Impacts Explorer is an online interface for exploring dispersion and impacts of Sulfur Oxides (SOx) from coal-fired electricity generating facilities. This project is a part of my ed-tech research for TILES Lab at Georgia Tech.

ROLE

Design - Concept sketches, data visualization, interactive prototype
Research - Usability testing, semi-structured Interviews

DURATION

8 weeks
Oct 2021
Dec 2021

TOOLS

Figma
Notion
Tableau

TEAM

Srijan Jhanwar

OVERVIEW

Air pollution is linked to nearly 7 million premature deaths annually worldwide. Despite strong public interest in understanding air pollution sources, many repositories available online make it difficult for a lay user to understand the concepts due to technical terminology, scientific units, and complex visualization design.

The Coal Pollution Impacts Explorer -- is an online platform that will allow users to explore and answer questions about air pollution data from coal-fired power plants in the United States over the past two decades. This ongoing project is currently conducting usability studies to inform iterations of the platform design prior to broader dissemination.