Saturday, February 18, 2012

Street View - Hot or Not?

Beautiful Streets is an interesting 'pairwise survey' from OpenPlans to find out how people perceive different urban environments.

The survey presents a series of Street View images of two different streets and asks the user to simply choose which is more beautiful. The Street Views are randomly selected from 200 streets in Philadelphia.

MIT's Place Pulse project is a crowd-sourced experiment also examining people's perceptions of different urban environments.

The project presents two Street View images from Google Maps and asks users to vote for which place looks more 'unique', 'safer' or 'upper class'.

As well as contributing to the research by answering the questions you can view the results and view which of the Street Views appear most or least safe, unique or upper-class to the majority of respondents.

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