About this visual
This visual has been prepared for The World Government Summit Organization; a global, neutral, non-profit organization dedicated to shaping the future of governments. It focuses on New Zealand in a global context.
Governments have a responsibility to educate both their employees and the public on global issues. It's not until everyone understands these issues (even at a high level), that nations can begin to discuss solutions. Given the varying levels of data literacy within this broad audience, data spreadsheets alone won't achieve this understanding - not for the majority of people. Governments should be thinking about how they communicate the meaning of data, in combination with (or even instead of) the data itself.
The below visual data story has been designed to demonstrate how population data (and its context) can be presented to engage and upskill a more general audience. The images were generated using a text-to-image AI and edited using Adobe Photoshop and Procreate.
A printable A3 poster PDF can be downloaded here.