I have already described my annoyance about the crazy infographics hype. But there are also fine examples. Like this interactive web-based data visualisation projects called The Water We Eat.
It is made by video Information Designer Angela Morelli and it is about the fact that we eat 3496 litres of water everyday.
Yes, eating water.
The We Eat Water project describes the problem. And more important it gives a solution.
Explore it here.
Angela Morelli on her website about the background of the project:
When five years ago I fell in love with the concept of virtual water I could not imagine I was going to undertake a journey full of so many encounters. And I could not imagine that, from that point on, my personal and professional compasses would point so firmly in the same direction.
That journey has been a catalyst for two major discoveries: the way we use water and the power of design. I became a more conscious water-user and I became aware of how powerful design can be in order to communicate with clarity, in order to enhance understanding through knowledge and beauty. I wanted to be a virtual water ambassador and I wanted people to listen to what I had to say.
In this video, at Tactical Tech’s Evidence & Influence, Angela Morelli discusses her work in visualising water consumption and virtual water flows. Specifically she discusses ‘The Water We Eat’.