What do people do while they wait for the bus? This question was addressed by observing the Oakville college inter-city bus stop at 6:00PM over the span of approximately 6 weeks. Close attention was paid to the locations of commuters and their interactions with their environment, people, and technology.
Data was collected over the span of ~6 weeks at 6pm for 30 minutes. It was collected using a map of the bus stop area with a x for male, or v for female. Detailed notes were also recorded about the actions and interactions of the people in the space.
I didn't know exactly what I was looking for so I tried to collect information about everything. I refined the data I focused on as I saw trends emerge.
After all the data was collected, I parsed it for patterns. I looked for interactions and behaviour that occurred frequently.
I wanted to present a quick overview of my data as well as a detailed view. Explorations revolved around visualizing the geographic data.
I created a grid to help me synthesize the pages of map data that I'd collected. Numbers represent the number of people in each area while colours indicated activities.
The data was then transferred to excel where it was ordered and calculations performed.
Reflecting on this project now in 2015, there are many glaring issues that I see.