Prototype Application



A browsable command hierarchy for armed forces in Mexico

In April, 2017 the Security Force Monitor published its first prototype application.

The prototype focused on map-based and chart-based visualizations. It enabled users to explore how units and individuals of the security forces related to each other geographically and within the “organigram” of that particular security force.

Our prototype was designed to showcase the Security Force Monitor’s data and was our first attempt to visualize our complex dataset. We learned a great deal from user feedback which guided the development of our new tool, With the launch of WhoWasInCommand our prototype is no longer updated.

We undertook to prototype a research and data visualization platform with technology partners James McKinney, Open North, FFunction and DataMade.

Developers can dig into the prototype’s user interface, backend and API on GitHub.