Skillman Neighborhood Demographic Profiles


In an effort to impact the quality of life for Detroit children, the Skillman Foundation has developed and delivered strategic plans and investments in several Detroit neighborhoods. Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides technical support to many of the related activities and planning.

While at D3, I worked with an intern to develop automated profiles to provide attractive demographic profiles for the Skillman Foundation’s neighborhoods that could be easily updated as data changed. We worked together to develop the necessary code in R (an open source statistical program) capable of producing attractive charts and graphs. Using Data Merge in Adobe InDesign we then automated the placement of text and visuals. The result is an attractive design that can be updated relatively quickly at relatively low cost.

My Role: Project Lead, Basic R Programming, Data Mangement within Adobe Data Merge, Design & Layout

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