Creating Interfaces

An open source prototype for a visual interface to support research and Nexus engagements, designed collaborativelly as part of Creating interfaces' WP4, developed by the Institute for Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick.


The aim of this tool is to provide an interface capable of understanding the implications of our decisions regarding food, and how can meals in kindergartens be turned into drivers for positive change for the health and the environment.

The visualisation tool may be helpful to perform tasks such as:

  • Identify highly rated meals and the lower rated meals
  • Identify meals with higher footprint
  • Identify ingredients with higher footprint

Which, ultimately, will lead to discussions and reflections on how food, energy and water are interlinked and how small changes in food can make a big impact.

Online demos

Source Code


This study was conducted in the Creating Interfaces project, funded within the framework of the Sustainable Global Urban Initiative (SUGI) Food-Water-Energy Nexus program. This program has been set up by the Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon, 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement # 730254 and the following national funding agencies: United Kingdom Research and Innovation funding was received through the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) grant ES/S002235/1; the National Science Center (NCN) of Poland funded this work under grant #UMO-2017/25/Z/HS6/03046.

Carlos Cámara-Menoyo
Carlos Cámara-Menoyo
Architect. PhD. Lecturer. Life-long Learner. Transdisciplinary.

I love learning, teaching and researching, as well as sharing and visualizing data, specially with maps. I have a technical and social background and my multiple research interests are centered around the commodifications between cities, technology and society within informationalism and free culture paradigm. So far, I have applied that approach on the topic of social and spatial inequities.

João Porto de Albuquerque
João Porto de Albuquerque
Director of the Institute of Global Sustainable Development

Professor Porto de Albuquerque (IGSD, University of Warwick) is a geographer and computer scientist. His research adopts a transdisciplinary approach to digital geographies and geographic information science, intersecting urban data science, information management and development studies. His transdisciplinary research on socio-ecological-technical urban systems not only emphasises cross-border collaboration between the (environmental) sciences, social sciences and humanities; it also goes beyond academic disciplines to engage in co-production and participatory research with non-academic stakeholders.

Greg McInerny
Greg McInerny
Ass. Professor

Ass. Prof. Greg McInerny (CIM, University of Warwick) research focuses on Data/Information Visualisation, bringing software and sciences into relation with the arts, humanities and social sciences. His research works with ‘visualisation’ in four ways: 1) using visualisation as a research method, 2) visualisation design techniques and tools, 3) critical visualisation Studies, and 4) understanding visualisation in the real world. In combination, these sub topics offer a way into understanding ‘visualisation’ as a subject, as a set of methods and as an object, and through a variety of frames as user, tool designer/developer and critical researcher, and through understanding everyday relationships with visualisation.