The IIDj asks for help
This is the Institute for Information Design Japan
The Big Picture
- (unless you are Japanese) ask Japanese speakers for advice about how to address the following questions:
- 1. (How) can we help our friends in Japan to link up the right people? (i.e. decision-makers / workers / citizens)
- 2. (How) can we design better feedback loops between them?
- a) for short-term decision-making?
- b) for long-term decision-making?
BETTER WAYS TO VISUALIZE DATA
- What is the best way to display latest developments at nuclear power plants?
- Can you help to collect/display high quality information?
- Can you suggest better ways to standardize and to display this data?
- E.g. news-bulletins use different measuring units - can we use simpler terms?
- e.g. measures of Sievert/year, milliSievert/hour, microSievert/hour
Sometimes the per/time identifier is missing
- Can we apply simple math to convert from one to the other?
How do they relate to other measures such as nGy/h
Can we identify ONE standard measure to put these numbers into a single, clear context?
What are the radiation levels - at any part of the country?
Are Wiki-maps available? (these are often more detailed and up-to-date than official maps)
BETTER FORECASTING OF FUTURE SCENARIOS
What is the best way to estimate and announce likely levels?
Forecasts must account for
i) wind speed/direction
ii) altitude levels of air-mass movements
- and the impact of each of these factors on the ground
Send your ideas to us
- and we can pass them on...
- OR - contact:
- Tokyo 103-0012
- Chuo Ku, Nihonbashi
- Horidome Cho 1.2.9
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