We turn our attention to the broader air quality datascape and how we might use dataset combinations to drive ideas for products and services, policy and campaign initiatives, public engagement and behaviour change activities.
How open data is published will make a significant difference to how accessible, extensible and reusable it is for data consumers. Technical design decisions taken in the AQ+ project help us to both improve the usefulness of open-ended continuous data streams and open up options to present data meaningfully to end users.
Air Transformed, one of three Air Quality+ art commissions, comprises two series of wearable objects based on open air quality data from Sheffield that communicate, in different ways, the physical burden of air pollution on the human body.
Exhausted Sound, one of three Air Quality+ art commissions, explores the connections between air quality, traffic and sustainable transport in the city through a sound and vision combo.
The Anatomy of Human Breath, one of three Air Quality+ art commissions, measures and visualises exhaled breath to create a personalised dimension to the context of air pollution.
People from a wide range of organisations and interests joined the first Air Quality+ co-design workshop, exploring the potential uses of open data to understand, describe and address Sheffield’s air quality challenges and opportunities.