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We’ve just completed a mapping/data visualization project for, the watchdog group that tracks the G8 and EU’s spending commitments to Africa. The site represents each member country as a flag-filled circle, sized according to the relative size of that country’s contribution. We track and display four variables for each country: percentage of total income, total dollar amount, amount to sub-Saharan Africa, and per-capita amounts. It’s been interesting to spend time exploring the different aspects of this: from a amount given per-capita perspective Norway blows everyone else out of the water, but from a total dollars point of view they’re actually quite small. The Norwegians, it appears, are generous, but poor. The urls change too as you interact with the piece, so if you want, say, to link to dollar amounts in 2005 you’re all good.

Two things about the project:

  • It was pretty strange working on a site where the client’s name is “One.” Eventually it got too weird to say “you’ve got a call with One at three” or “One just wants one more thing” so eventually we started calling the project “Garth” since that’s who we were talking with most of the time.
  • This was the first time we’ve worked with the excellent design team at Mule Design and I can’t say enough good about them or recommend them strongly enough; what a lovely and professional bunch of people. Thanks Mule!

Published: 05.25.11
Updated: 12.08.21

About Stamen

Stamen is a globally recognized strategic design partner and one of the most established cartography and data visualization studios in the industry. For over two decades, Stamen has been helping industry giants, universities, and civic-minded organizations alike bring their ideas to life through designing and storytelling with data. We specialize in translating raw data into interactive visuals that inform, inspire and incite action. At the heart of this is our commitment to research and ensuring we understand the challenges we face. We embrace ambiguity, we thrive in data, and we exist to build tools that educate and inspire our audiences to act.