Understanding Mission 2030 Measures
Topics: Climate Change, Information Visualization, Interactive Articles, Explorable Examples
Supervision: Christina Humer, opens an external URL in a new window, Marc Streit
Type: BSc Practicum
JKU aims to become a climate-neutral university by 2030. To reach this goal, JKU employs a range of measures that help with reducing energy consumption. Some of the measures are centrally administered for the entire university, like reducing room heating in winter and room cooling in summer or reducing the building lights. Other measures aim to raise awareness among people and help to reduce energy consumption on an individual level. The latter is, for example, done with posters that show how to optimize people’s individual energy consumption.
In this project, we would like to enhance people’s understanding of the measures described on these posters with an interactive article. The interactive article should help people understand, how much energy can be saved when following these recommendations, and why the measure is meaningful (e.g., why is it useful to disconnect fully charged devices). The article should contain overall information about the topic addressed by a poster and include visualizations that aid the understanding of the provided information. Readers should also be able to interactively change parameters to see how energy consumption changes (e.g., the energy consumption of taking the elevator alone vs. with several people).
JKU Mission 2030
Examples of interactive articles
- https://k-means-explorable.vercel.app/, opens an external URL in a new window
- https://visxai-dimensionality-reduction-1dbad0a67a092b007c526a45.vercel.app/, opens an external URL in a new window