Human Ecosystems, data from territories

What is Human Ecosystems

Human Ecosystems is a set of technologies whose purpose is to collect, also in real-time, data, information and knowledge from buildings, cities, territories, organizations and communities.

Data and information are analyzed combining cutting edge technologies such as NLP (Natural Language Processing), Network Analysis, Geographic Information Systems, Machine/Deep Learning, to:

  • understand,
  • comprehend the ecosystems of relations and interactions that they describe  (among subjects, communities, companies, institutions, organizations, processes, objects),
  • describe the flows and exchanges of knowledge, information, communication which take place in territories and contexts that are analyzed
  • discover topics, recurring patterns, meaningful configurations (of subjects, themes, values, parameters) which characterize the analyzed contexts.
Human Ecosystems, il contesto operativo

Data and knowledge obtained through Human Ecosystems are represented and visualized using infographics and info-aesthetic representations, and are made available through dashboards, APIs (Application Programming Interfaces, systems to extract data programmatically), interactive tools or even using large interactive installations in the public space.

Different visualizations achieve different results:

  • information visualization, through infographics (charts, diagrams) and info-aesthetics (data visualizations which have specific aesthetic and cognitive value), allow obtaining synthetic representations, useful for quantitive and qualitative analysis
  • modular dashboards allow the composition of interactive tools to constantly monitor phenomena in a scenario of interest
  • interactive systems allow researchers, analysts and managers to explore and query data in visual ways, to export them to work on them using other tools, to obtain visualizations for research, publications, social networks and websites
  • reports allow having strategic analysis with high added value
  • large interactive installations allow bringing the data to the people, whether it is citizens in the public space, technicians in control rooms, visitors in museums, or for architectural interventions, large scale visualizations for events, corporate headquarters, concept stores. Or to bring data into the public sphere to organize large participatory initiatives, for civic purposes, dedicated to education, art or culture.
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