Visualization is an effective way to communicate complex information to the public, but the public outreach planner or coordinator must begin by selecting a visualization tool, method or technique that is appropriate to the needs of the project, the time and budget that are available for the proposed activity, and the desired type of public engagement.
This is a simple three step process to guide you in finding the appropriate tool for your public participation need
Read and answer the questions in each step; If you are unsure of a question just skip it
If you want to skip a whole section, select 'Skip this Step' at the top right corner.
We encourage you to read every question to understand the complexity of doing public participation
If you wish to increase the number of tool options displayed, broaden your selection when answering the questions and answer fewer questions. If you wish to decrease the number of tool options displayed, narrow your answers to the questions and answer more questions.