“Europe At A Crossroads” – infographics about current challenges in Europe.
Climate crisis and natural disasters, war and migration, restructuring of agriculture, sustainable energy production, efficient mobility, digitalization: Europe and its population face a number of challenges. In a democratic society, education about issues like these is of particular importance.
In this course we investigate and visualize these topics. We research backgrounds, data, facts, timelines, developments. We then translate these into a detailed information graphic in order to present the content in an accessible and informative way. We also brainstorm, sketch and visualize possible solutions to the challenges shown.
The result is an infographic poster on a self-chosen subtopic that works in print (A1) but is also extended digitally with augmented reality. The AR part includes animated and interactive elements.
That can’t be, can it? Climate-damaging subsidies make it possible.
You profit from them. We’ll explain how they work, why it pays off more and more to harm the climate, and what should pay off instead.
With our infographic, data visualization and explainer video.
The first challenge was to graphically represent financial flows. We depicted the three actors - government, companies and private households - each with a circular area that reflects the abstracted quantity of finances.
If finances flow from one actor to another, it loses part of its quantity, which then moves in a line to the other actor.
This graphical system then also makes it easy to show temporal change in financial flow and quantity by making the circular areas larger and smaller.
The system further makes it easy to quickly access and understand other possibilities of financial flows.
The data of the Climate Transparency initiative is very well structured and extensive. Unfortunately, the previous data visualization is very static and unclear, which is why we used the means of augmented reality to make the data experienceable in three-dimensional space.
One enters the circle of G20 countries and gets a direct overview of the volume and structuring of climate-damaging subsidies in the respective member states.
On top of this, the investments in renewable, fossil and other energies can be found as spheres.
The three-dimensionality and walkability of the data makes the amount of climate-damaging subsidies and discrepancy of climate-damaging and climate-friendly investments impressive to the person viewing the data.
The foundation of the explainer video is the excerpt from the webinar presenting the 2022 Climate Transparency Report, in which the speaker presents the data on climate-damaging subsidies.
To this section, we added our graphic work and data visualization explanatory to make the topic more understandable and memorable.