Visual learner? We bring you snippets of #ourfutures infographic in little digestible pieces http://t.co/nIMrQA8WNx pic.twitter.com/226JPLx4TaI'm going to take a look at the image, and then talk about the way the Royal Society presents the Our Futures project.
— Royal Society NZ (@royalsocietynz) July 22, 2014
How well does the image work?The ‘age pyramid’ style of diagram might be unfamiliar, but works well once you understand it. In this image, the key at the right helps a bit — showing the age range 0 years through to 85+ years and how gender is shown.
Showing both the 2013 and 2001 data is confusing if we want to focus on one main story. There are two stories here:
- the difference between ethnic groups, indicated by the shape of each diagram — how wide it is, and how the width changes with age
- the changes between 2001 and 2013, indicated by the difference between the shaded areas and the lines.
Labelling the ethnicities directly means the reader doesn’t need a key for those — very clear.
Here’s a link to the whole infographic:http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/expert-advice/challenging-issues/our-futures/infographic/
How does the Royal Society let us learn about the project?The ‘Our Futures’ project presents its findings in a carefully considered set of ways.
- You can read the key findings on the main project page.
- You can watch videos describing the project and discussing the findings.
- You can read the detailed report.
- You can read the infographic containing the diagram above.
- See the videos here: http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/expert-advice/challenging-issues/our-futures/launch/
- See the winning photographs here: http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/expert-advice/challenging-issues/our-futures/events-and-activities/