Visualizing Voices of the Vulnerable

UN Global Pulse, an initiative by the United Nations and Visualizing.org have teamed up to challenge you to visualize the voices of vulnerable populations in times of global crisis. Based on survey results from UN Global Pulse’s 2010 Mobile Survey, they are looking for clear, informative, and creative visualizations that tackle one or more of the following questions: 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 do individuals perceive their future outlook? The data consists of answers to five questions focusing on economic perceptions by people from India, Iraq, Mexico, Uganda, and Ukraine.

The competition opens on Wednesday June 8, 2011 and runs through July 25, 2011. Winners will be announced in August and the winning designer will receive an all-expense paid trip to the United Nations in New York and $2000 cash prize. You can submit your works directly on Visualizing.org. Best of luck to all participants!

Visualizing Voices of the Vulnerable A new innovations initiative at the United Nations, UN Global Pulse is exploring ways to rapidly understand how people around the world are impacted by crises – as they unfold.

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