This week we are rehearsing our upcoming research presentation, and I’m trying to reflect on the process I’ve done so far and try to materialize the direction I want to take for thesis. Needless to say, cities are deeply complex systems built upon more complex systems and structures. It’s hard to dissect a small piece of the city for a project that fits a reasonable scale for the timeframe we have available.

A friend suggested I narrow down the topics I am interested in by creating a domain map and subsequently creating sub-domains that narrow down the topics to fewer and smaller elements. I thought that was a great idea and created a D3 element that tries to do just that.