Global Pulse, a United Nation’s initiative focusing on real-time data and analysis, is teaming up with Visualizing.org on a contest that tries to understand how populations are managing the global economic crisis.
Called “Giving Voice to the Vulnerable through Data and Design,” the challenge provides survey data from Uganda, Iraq, Ukraine, India and Mexico.
Last year, Global Pulse launched a large-scale mobile phone based survey to ask people from 5 countries in different regions of the world how they are dealing with the effects of the global economic crisis.
Based on the survey results, we’re looking for clear, informative, and creative visualizations that tackle one or more of the following: How do people in different nations describe their quality of life? What types of changes do people make in order to cope with economic uncertainty? How to individuals perceive their future outlook?
This first data visualization challenge from UN Global Pulse is a testing ground for a global experiment in giving voice to vulnerable populations and making real-time data actionable.
The competition deadline is July 25, 2011 with winners announced in August.