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’ futures.
- 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, looking to 2040.
The circles (or dots) represent the number of responses, with the circle size representing the number of responses. The number of responses for each point on the chart may be seen by hovering over the circles within the graph. The responses may be further filtered, using the filters’ drop-down menus to the right of the chart.