The Crowdbrite platform touts itself as being highly interactive — it allows participants to put “sticky notes” with comments all over a graphic. Recently Crowdbrite apparently figured out that it could turn that approach around and use it as a way to allow people to navigate a complex situation, like the pros and cons of various site improvement alternatives in an Environmental Assessment. There’s been something of a micro-movement in online public engagement lately toward using these tools to present planning information in a more manageable way (I’m a planner, and I don’t even want to read most of the fat existing conditions and other report s that we put out!)
This interface gives an mix of information, embedded site photos, links to documents and a simple poll. It’s a little hard to sort out without having this graphic in a larger context, but it’s an interesting new model for how to make the information-sharing part of a physical project a little easier for a layperson to digest. Since it’s interactive, I can’t embed it, but you can play with it yourself here.