Arab spring Data visualization by Kir Khachaturov

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Arab spring

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Data visualization

INSPIRATION:
This project was based on the events taking place in North Africa in 2011. Events which peak of activity took place in the spring and named "Arab Spring". Until the end of 2012 I was very impressed by the news coming out of Africa and I wanted to understand the source of the revolution. And look at the situation as a whole and to represent all by visually understandable language. Collected information was enough for me to show how the events and confrontation developed and what it led to.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Project is a spiral styled timeline which marked as the beginning and end of the conflict. And at the end of the conflict dates are markers indicating the outcome of the conflict. Saturation of the line is the number of victims of the revolution. So we can observe basic time pattern of historical moments.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Data visualization is one of the most powerful tools for understanding and analyzing large amounts of data coming from different sources. The key parameters of developing of such data vizualisation should be simplicity and structuring of the original information. Data visualization can be used in a lot of media resources such as the Internet, television and printed to carry and serve as educational function for the viewer in a simple and understandable form.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Project was published in 2012 by Russian news agency "RBC"

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Graphics and Visual Communication Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The visual part was made by using vector graphics and published on the Internet as the image.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
It was developed thinking about a web output subject to technical limitations to publish images.

TAGS:
infographics, data visualization, arab spring, revolution, data, Africa, spiral,

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Research of the subject and collecting of information were based on three data sources: BBC, CNN and RBC. During analyzing of the data, were selected basic conflicts indicators which correlated with each other, such as the beginning and end of the revolution, the number of victims and the consequences of the conflict. Thereby were selected data which presents in all conflicts and in all countries where the revolution occurred.

CHALLENGE:
Spiral timeline been chosen not casually. Firstly, the technical limitations imposed by the online publications are not allowed to make a regular horizontally stretched viewer. As well as to compare and analyze the data it is necessary to see the whole picture and in a readable form. Secondly, spiral form based on parallels of the metaphor "Cycled history and development of the history of the spiral".

ADDED DATE:
2014-03-28 04:47:22

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Designer - Kir Khachaturov

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Editor & designer Kir Khachaturov, Arab spring, 2012
Image #2: Designer Kir Khachaturov, Arab spring, 2012
Image #3: Designer Kir Khachaturov, Arab spring, 2012
Image #4: Designer Kir Khachaturov, Arab spring, 2012
Image #5: Designer Kir Khachaturov, Arab spring, 2012

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
RBC

PROFILE:
The RBC Group operates on the mass media (an information agency, business television channel RBC TV, online newspapers, and marketing communications). RBC's news strategy is based on the principle that only primary sources of information are proven reliable. RBC provides its clients with all necessary information and creates cutting-edge technological ways of delivering it. Our main goal is to foster Russia's integration into the global information and economic community with the help of hi-tech solutions.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Arab Spring Data Visualization by Kir Khachaturov is a Nominee in Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Arab Spring Data Visualization by Kir Khachaturov is Winner in Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category, 2013 - 2014.



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