Heat Map – Expected x Preferred Future – Average Data

Heat Map – Expected x Preferred Future – Average Data

The development of Expected and Preferred Futures ‘Heat-maps’ is a key part of discovering the shared vision. During the survey, people were asked to indicate on a 10 x 10 matrix (overlaying the scenario quadrants), the location of what we call the ‘Expected’ and ‘Preferred’ future.

  • The Expected future is in green, and it is where people believe the community will end up if there is ‘no change in what we are currently doing’
  • The Preferred future is in blue, and it is what people have identified as the most desired future for the community.

The circles (or dots) represent the number of responses at each point in the matrix. The responses may be further filtered, using the filters’ drop-down menus to the right of the chart. The specific number of responses for each point on the chart may be seen by hovering over the circles within the graph.

Key things to note:

  • The filter named ‘Future’ at the bottom of the right hand side filter menu allows you to toggle between expected and preferred future.
  • The preferred future is the ‘Systems Thinking’ scenario.
  • The expected future is split between  the ‘Toss and Tech’  and ‘Dark Cloud’ scenarios.
  • The gap between the expected and preferred future concentrations suggests a strong appetite for change along both axes.

More Information

For more information about the IDNR’s Sustainable Materials Management Vision for Iowa project, please contact:

Alex Moon, Bureau Chief

Jennifer Wright

Tom Anderson