Footprint USA: Building a sustainable future through simulation & visualization

Design and simulate the future! How will you deal with climate change, feeding a growing population, and diminishing resources? Can you solve these and improve our quality of life - health, crime, education, and income? Footprint USA is more than a game - it is a holistic simulation of the interrelated factors that define life in the United States, informed by gigabytes of real-world data and presented via beautiful visualizations.Footprint USA is is designed to empower us individually, and as a society, to make more informed decisions by: * Integrating the major systems we interact with in our daily lives, such as energy, agriculture, manufacturing, and education * Simulating, in just a few seconds, the long-term consequences of changes in our behavior- consequences such as health, crime, waste and free time. * Visualizing the insights and beauty in the data describing our lives * Democratizing this experience through an interactive iPad application. * Seeding learning and action by providing the data and links that allow you to dive deep and follow your curiosity.Footprint USA features: * An interactive guide that takes you through all the data, visualizations, and simulation models. * Scale-independent maps that allow you to enjoy all the pixels on your retina display. Looks and works great on non-retina displays too. * Data snapshots for every region, from the US-level down to cities, for hundreds of data dimensions. * The Footprint Score analyzes any location, telling you how it rates on sustainability and quality of life. * Flow visualizations reveal what we use and what we do in beautiful detail. * The "What If?" simulation engine empowers you to explore a future of your own design, with over 80 parameters that y ou can explore in infinite combinations. What kind of future would you like to create?
File Size73.93 MB
Operating System iOS
System RequirementsCompatible with iPad. iTunes account required.