The user interface was unclear; too many data, not visually appealing, difficult to understand the information provided and hard to draw conclusions/recommendations.
Strengthen the NFHI indicators, indexing methodology, and prototype mapping tool by integrating to a more user-friendly and intuitive approach to visualizing the scores for each indicator and the index.
It was a constraint on being able to share actual data. We got around this by indexing the target community’s score vs. the national average. With the simplified interface, the user got to see what the NFHI score for the community is overall, how it visually ranks versus all the other communities along a decile scale, and then the relative ranking vs. the average across all of the sub-indicators.
New incorporation of new indicators and data: Income, Liquid Assets, Real estate assets, Consumer debt, Mortgage debt, Financial distress. The tool indicators are now represented through icons to easily be recognized.
Sub-component indicators data: the scores are also available to see on the map by selecting them.
Improved User Interface:
We developed and tested a prototype NFHI data visualization (mapping) tool populated with data for 5 participating communities (Calgary, Toronto, Wood Buffalo, Peel Region and York Region).
We reviewed and validated the NFHI methodology and mapping tool by a panel of external experts.