You have collected the bulk of information you need, shown the client / group what you have found and received their comments. Now you are ready to analyse the data and see what it tells you. A number of tools and techniques are available, and depending on how you use them could be seen to be part of the observation / survey phase, or the design phase.

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Input-Output Analysis

This is usually used to look at individual elements within a system - chickens, the shed, a vegetable patch. The inputs are listed, then the outputs and the intrinsic characteristics. How can the needs (inputs) be met by the syste?

Sector Analysis

The site is drawn (use the base map) and lines showing north, south, east and west are added (sectors).