- Data Visualization
- Interactive Web Applications
- Motion Graphics & Animation
Opportunity and Solution
CAP’s research, along with others, makes the case that closing achievement gaps will benefit all Americans. This exciting visualization could help inspire action on policies that help close the achievement gap, and investing in these policies will help future workers enter the labor force with greater skills, leading to a more productive economy. Ultimately, this increased productivity will mean higher incomes for all Americans which will in turn help grow our economy.
Working closely with the CAP team, Graphicacy chose three distinctive interactive chart types, stitched together with descriptive text blocks in a scrolling narrative. This layout provided unique “windows” on the report data (see below).
Graphicacy also created a motion graphic video to provide an accessible, easily shareable, “data-light” version of the story that focused on two representative children from different backgrounds to show in a very personal way the impact of having, or not having, access to valuable resources at home to pave the way for a successful future. Both the scrolling data-rich narrative and the video provided prompts to learn more and contact policymakers for action.
Understanding Income and Achievement Gaps – We used two line charts that allowed users to toggle between views of long-standing median household income gaps between white, Hispanic, and Black families and academic achievement gaps that over time were strikingly similar.
Understanding Changes in The American Workforce – Here we chose an interactive force-directed graph that allowed users to dynamically model the anticipated demographic shifts in the future workforce. Today, 50.3 percent of students in K-12 public schools across America are children of color and by 2030, 51% of the 83 million workers entering the workforce will be people of color.
Understanding The Impact of Experiences Outside The Classroom – A distribution chart turned out to be a strong choice for showing how things like children not attending preschool, living in poverty, and not having health insurance coverage impacted the different distribution of math and reading scores between Black, Hispanic, and white students. A toggle option showed how increasing the access of Children of Color to key resources outside of school would really help to close the academic achievement gap.
01 Public Policy Institute of California
Reducing Child Poverty in California
Data Visualization, Geospatial Mapping, Information Design, Interactive Web Applications, UX/UI Design
02 Center for American Progress
Data Visualization, Geospatial Mapping, Interactive Web Applications, UX/UI Design
03 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Data Visualization, Information Design, Interactive Web Applications, Scrollytelling, UX/UI Design