Developed by Ira Winder with the MIT Centre for Transportation and Logistics, the model seeks to use real population data and create a simulation to optimize delivery cost and coverage. This could be modified and applied to many disciplines, industries, and population types. The platform has the user place stores on a Tactile Matrix, a type of tangible interface, and displays the output of their potential delivery coverage and cost. This optimization game of sorts is a whole new approach to maximizing delivery potential. The interactive interface and layers of finely granulated and detailed data allow the user to make meaningful interventions and see the intertwining of many rich data sets.
Photos by James Li. Video by Nina Lutz.