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DATA VISUALIZATION AND REPORT DESIGN


The Rule of Law in Trinidad & Tobago

A CLOSER LOOK


While working for the World Justice Project (WJP), I designed and produced reports about the rule of law in 20 different Latin American and Caribbean countries. Along with my team from WJP, I devised a plan for the reports and created data visualizations for each. We contracted Boost Labs to help with data visualization concepts and report design under my lead.

My goal was to convey a series of stories about each country. These data visualizations would allow comprehensive comparisons of the rule of law across the region.

My goal was to convey a series of stories about each country. These data visualizations would allow comprehensive comparisons of the rule of law across the region.

PRODUCING THE REPORTS


There were several iterative steps in the process of producing the 20 reports.

First, the WJP team defined several stories to tell through the data visualizations in each report. Each team member worked independently, investigating interesting patterns in our data to explore in an infographic. After this, we convened several times to adjust each idea until we decided on 7 different stories.

Next, I worked along with Boost Labs to create concepts for each graphic. After a general template for each story was produced, I further refined each and then produced the data visualizations for each country. Boost Labs also aided in the design of the report layout as we moved forward with final production aspects.

Finally, I work with the WJP team and our grant officer to revise various pieces and prepare our final deliverable.

The last element was designing a cover to apply to each report while also tying into the WJP brand. To accomplish this, I created a cover that included a stylized map that includes all of the countries polled. The globe and maps are motifs that WJP consistently uses across their reports, namely the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index.

By incorporating brand imagery as well as colors and styles consistent with other pieces we published, we settled with this final cover design.

The last element was designing a cover to apply to each report while also tying into the WJP brand. To accomplish this, I created a cover that included a stylized map that includes all of the countries polled. The globe and maps are motifs that WJP consistently uses across their reports, namely the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index.

By incorporating brand imagery as well as colors and styles consistent with other pieces we published, we settled with this final cover design.

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I learned a great deal through my involvement in this project. Some key take-aways for me include how to work with a multidisciplinary team, how to design within deadlines, and how to make my process accessible to others. Yes, I had challenges and made mistakes made throughout the process. Through this, I gained experience so I can and improve with future projects.

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Do you need a great data visualization? Maybe you need your annual report designed! Send me an email; let’s create stunning things together.