Working with Save the Sound, a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, I partnered with NiJeL to design and develop the Sound Health Explorer, a tool to increase understanding of water quality conditions in Long Island Sound and to activate local and regional solutions to improve those conditions. This first iteration of the Sound Health Explorer focuses on the health of Long Island Sound’s coastal beaches and the bacterial pollution that leads to beach closures and water quality degradation. The tool paired the bacterial data with other datasets that further characterize our waterfronts and may assist in identifying contributors to local pollution problems. Rainfall is also featured on the site, allowing you to see which locations suffer from bacterial contamination as a result of wet weather overflows and runoff, and which locations suffer bacterial contamination in dry weather as well.
Roles: User Experience and User Interface Design, Wireframe Development