Tag: infographics

NORTH COAST 500

I created a poster for James McCallum, who broke the record for riding the North Coast 500 non-stop, back in June. It’s a 516 mile route which takes you round the very north of scotland starting and stopping in Inverness. He broke the record by 7 hours. He completed the ride in under 31 hours spending only just under 29 hours in the saddle, riding through the night, raising over £15000 in the process in aid of thrombosis UK (more about the exploit here).

I have been commissioned to create a print to commemorate this achievement and using the huge amount of data collected along the way (power numbers, speed, gradient’s etc…). Ultimately they wanted “something that looks visually simple, that tells the story of an epic journey but that when you stare a little bit longer there is some hidden detail” Gareth Edwards.

I used the route codified with colour gradient corresponding to the average speed speed, almost like a heat map. Along the route I symbolised the elevation and the time stamps and time of the day, while using grey scale on the route to represent when he rode in darkness. I used the colours scheme from their promotional website Ride for Charlene.

 

Happiness in the affluent West

On a BBC article Happiness dips in midlife in the affluent West it is argued that “in countries such as the UK and the US, life satisfaction followed a U-shape, dipping to a low in midlife.”

For this research, the data set is coming from the Gallup World Poll in more than 160 countries covering more than 98% of the world’s population. As well as physical health and pain, they considered three measures of wellbeing:

  • evaluative – how satisfied people were with their lives
  • hedonic – feelings or moods such as happiness, sadness and anger
  • eudemonic – judgements about the meaning and purpose of life

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The work by MoveHub is related to this topic. He ask the question : Which country is the happiest in the world? And made an infographics out of the result of the research. It is a visualisation of the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe produce long, happy, and sustainable lives for their citizens. The index measures three components:

  • life expectancy
  • experience well-being
  • Ecological Footprint

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If the world’s population lived like…

Tim De Chant created this great infographic “if the world’s population lived like…” He used data set that allows for reliable comparisons—the National Footprint Account from the Global Footprint Network. He argues that “their methodology is consistent and comprehensive. Each country’s footprint is assembled from sub-footprints, ranging from cropland to carbon to urbanization to fishing grounds.” He used only terrestrial sub-footprints.

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It is related to my ideas and concept of the world as turntable , and how to bring responsibility on our actions which have long term consequences. We can’t continue to live the way we do ! The issue is how to change our way of living with the standard we have now ? Moreover what could be the design solutions to make this reflection and foster little changes ?

I made some research on the vocabulary around this topic : Ecological footprint  –  Earth’s energy budget  –  World energy consumption

And found this article from the MailOnlineWe’ve used up all the resources the Earth can provide for the year and are now in ‘overdraft’, campaigners warn

“The world has now reached ‘earth overshoot day’, the point in the year that humans have exhausted supplies such land, trees and fish. We have also outstripped the planet’s annual capacity to absorb waste products including carbon dioxide, the Global Footprint Network says”

And this is the Living Planet Report 2014 Facts, which doesn’t deliver good news…

Finally we shall all do this test from the WWF : HOW BIG IS YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT?

My result is not good…

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6 examples of Data visualisation

Some great data visualisation. Some are not conventional, other are interactives…, one thing that have in common is that they allow to understand and visualise the information very clearly and in a beautiful way.


Data Paris

Visualisation of the data about Paris and Parisians, organise around the subway network. Very well done, interactive and reliable sources. It gives a understanding of how the goods, humans, propriety are spread in the french capital.

 


The global flow of people

Explore new estimates of migration flows between and within regions for five-year periods, 1990 to 2010. Click on a region to discover flows country-by-country. It can help to visualise the ‘reality’ and transform some ‘stereotypes’.

 

 


Where does my money go

Where Does My Money Go? aims to promote transparency and citizen engagement through the analysis and visualisation of information about UK public spending.

 

 


Spending Stories

Spending Stories is a project by the Open Knowledge Foundation aiming at improving fiscal literacy and providing greater awareness of budget data worldwide.

 

 


Humans of New York

Creation of an exhaustive catalogue of New York City’s inhabitants. He set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their photos on a map, then he started collecting quotes and short stories from the people he met, and began including these snippets alongside the photographs. Taken together, these portraits and captions became the subject of a vibrant blog and collection of data. 


Information is beautiful

Finally, this website is dedicated to distilling the world’s data, information and knowledge into beautiful, interesting and, above all, useful visualizations, infographics and diagrams.