I have always been interested in data. Whilst my own doctoral research is based upon verbal thematic analysis, I have friends whose research is more visual in nature; and I am always captivated by their work. That is why, in this post, I would like to share with you an intriguing concept developed by the ‘Bread for the World Institute’, which depicts a unique way of visualising missing components of data.
The Institute’s latest publication, The 2015 Hunger Report, is its largest annual analysis of the state of world hunger. The profoundly impactive and interactive website illustrating the Report explains why ending discrimination against women and girls is crucial to ending hunger. They do this using pixelated images to show how much data is missing on different groups around the world.
For anyone further interested in thought-provoking and unique ways of graphically portraying data, I recommend the website Visualising Data. I have spent many an hour browsing their collations of engaging and engrossing visualisations on global and national topics ranging from education to the environment to entertainment. One particularly memorable interactive visualisation that I came across is the Global Rich List, which enables you to find out where you actually sit in economic comparison to the rest of the world. It always serves as a harsh reality check for me everytime I use it, so consider yourself warned before clicking!
Saneeya Qureshi © 2014