The Norrköping Decisions arena is a result of research in interactive visualization and participatory research. A system of nine projectors and novel data software allows 10 participants at the same to connect their computers, smartphones or tablets to display information on a cylindrical screen wall, which is six meter in diameter. Data, graphics and simulations can easily be moved back and forth on the screen wall.
But it is not only in the event of disasters and urban planning that the arena will be useful. It can also be used to support decision-making in other areas such as budget work and health issues, facilitate virtual conferences, and be used in research presentations and teaching at Linköping University.
The Norrköping Decisions Arena is developed by researchers at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Environmental Change and C-Research at Linköping University in cooperation with SMHI. It was funded by the Norrköping fund for research and development, Linköping University and by a donation from LFV.