Institut für Theoretische Informatik, KIT, DebateLab
OpinionMap: What Should One Eat?
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Institut für Theoretische Informatik, KIT, DebateLab:
Gregor Betz
*1976 in Peine (DE), lives and works in Karlsruhe (DE)
Michael Hamann
*1988 in Mühlacker (DE), lives and works in Karlsruhe (DE)

Tamara Mchedlidze
*1981 in Tbilisi (GE), lives and works in Karlsruhe (DE)

Sophie von Schmettow
*1992 in Aachen (DE), lives and works in Karlsruhe (DE)

Christian Voigt
*1979 in Hamburg (DE), lives and works in Karlsruhe (DE)

»OpinionMap: What Should One Eat?«
2017
, software, KIT, Institute of Theoretical Informatics, DebateLab

 

There exist a variety of views about what one should eat. And people may advocate a certain diet for quite different reasons – financial, culinary, ethical, or health considerations, amongst others. In order to make sense of this variety of opinions we visualize them in the form of a map. Here, people who have the same view on what a good diet looks like, as well as similar reasons for their opinion, are part of the same »country«. For example, persons who advocate an omnivorous diet mainly for the pleasure of eating are »citizens« of » Omnivoria«; others, who prefer a vegan diet because they hold that animals have a right to life, are found in » Veganland«. The size of these countries represents the number of persons that actually have a corresponding point of view. The application »OpMAP« behind the visualization runs in a web browser and allows the user to locate themselves on the map by taking the short survey that was also used to gather the initial data to create the map. The animated map shows how landmasses are shifting as more and more data come in.

Photo © Institute of Theoretical Informatics, DebateLab
Photo © Institute of Theoretical Informatics, DebateLab