The first step in the creation of a data physicalisation is to understand the perspective (i.e. the way the data physicalisation is to be experienced, the way it is to work etc.). To do this, it is important to really get your head into the core purpose/ heart of the data physicalisation and to understand the role of all its stakeholders. Working together, it is advisable to collate/ decide on the core values of the data physicalisation. This will help to identify the essence of the project and from this, you can map out the vision and mission for the project. As a team, the vision and mission statements will support you in understanding the what, why and how (i.e. what the data physicalisation needs to achieve). Take a look at our work to map out the Flatholm DAPTEC perspective.