Whole picture engages the user with polarizing questions about current events and allows them to construct and explore theories and concepts. The user can then see how data connects to different kinds of theories and therefore how data is connected to each other through the users ideas.
In todays world we are barraged by constant information, be it the news, your friends opinions or an e-mail from work.
As we intake so many ideas, it is in our nature to organize ideas into taxonomies.
DUALISM: The division of something conceptually into two opposed or contrasted aspects, or the state of being so divided: a dualism between man and nature.
I believe that when we see ideas dualistically, we lose the bigger picture
I want to build systems acknowledge the ecosystem of ideas.
Logic while deceivingly reliable can actually obscure cause and effect.
LOGIC: reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity
CAUSE AND EFFECT: the principle of causation. The operation or relation of a cause and its effect.
To the best of our knowledge, nature abides by some kind of cause and effect. We as humans, subject cause and effect to our logic.
What if when we design, we not only look be inspired by biomimicry of form but also by biomimicry of relationships.
I believe quality design acknowledges this interconnection, multilateralism and interdependence.
What if a platform invites the user with traditionally polarizing calls to action.
This is the landing page of Whole Picture.On this page users can select an issue they wish to delve into.
On this page the user can choose a question to contribute to.
This page displays different kinds of data relating to your theory.
You can drag data modules into the “Data Shopping Cart”
The user can draw connections between data modules and specify their confidence and the kind of relation.
The user can choose a data module and select the most relevant parts of that data for their theory.
They can find related theories
When a theory is dropped in, the user can see how the theory is connected to their other theory
By clicking on a data module they can view all the different types of theories that its connected to.