CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS

Our Future, Together

The Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank, recently published an important research paper about immigration and the future U.S. economy. We created a video and four interactives to make this vast subject surprising, concrete, and memorable for policy makers and voters.


We likened the US economy to an oak tree in our motion graphics video; robust yet always changing. To explore the data, we created companion interactives: pyramid charts (below), a tool used to help predict youth booms and busts with attendant consequences; a tree map, for packing lots of data in a small space; a line graph, to show trends; and a streamgraph, to explore waves of immigrants over time in the context of laws that encouraged or discouraged their arrival in the US.


IMAGES OF INTERACTIVES


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Treemap

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streamgraph


THE PROCESS


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We think through pictures, just like a writer thinks through words. We created a series of increasingly detailed storyboards to give our client an idea of how we would transform the key messages from the Our Future, Together report into a compelling and easily understandable video.

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