Heat-map – Scenario Matrix Validation Chart – Cohort data

Heat-map – Scenario Matrix Validation Chart – Cohort data

This chart provides a method to validate the preferred future created via the heat maps. This ‘Scenario Matrix Validation Chart’ is created by building a preferred future from the answers to the ‘Focus Area’ questions. These ‘Focus Area’ questions are subsets of the scenario axes, and by recombining each person’s answers we create a unique X, Y average. This approach generates a notional Preferred Future, but one based on likely response to issues and expected behaviour in real-life. This provides a validation of the Preferred Future response based on the heat map diagram.

The circles (or dots) in this chart, represent the first level of averaging, derived by averaging the heat map responses by primary cohorts (age, gender etc.). The responses may be further filtered, using the filters’ drop-down menus to the right of the chart. The 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 results cluster strongly in a similar location to the Preferred Future identified on the heat maps.
  • There is a high level of alignment between the various cohort groups.

More Information

For more information, and to engage in further discussion regarding the Middle Georgia Charrette and Regional Planning project, please contact:

Angie Gheesling, Project Lead
Houston Development Authority
Phone: (478) 923-5470