Results from quantitative exposure and life cycle assessments are often complex, rendering their interpretation and communication to non-experts difficult. However, such data can be disaggregated and structured using visualization techniques to increase their interpretability. We present a simple, interactive tool that allows disaggregating data according to user preferences and flexibly visualizing these data in quantitative network maps and hierarchical column charts. We show in a case study on a chemical in flooring that our tool can help users to rapidly identify exposure hot-spots and trace back related pathways. Our tool can be applied to various types of results from chemical substitution, life cycle impact assessment, and high-throughput risk screening to improve decision support by better results interpretation and communication.
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 30 Apr 2018 → 2 May 2018
Conference number: 25
|Conference||25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference|
|Period||30/04/2018 → 02/05/2018|