Awards

SND harvest 2016-2017

Few days ago the Society for News Design release the final results of a new cycle of recognition of the best in digital and print design for News all over the world, newsrooms from the five continents celebrates the new year with the ceremony of selection to get the best of the latest year… how exciting months!

This is my harvest of awards at the SND edition 38, I guess reflects a year of changes between two newsrooms like a split of me:

The digital awards

The first results of the SND are the digital works. This time a Silver Medal was awarded to my project “Memoria Robada” from my former work-team at La Nacion -Costa Rica-, the story was planed to show a visual report of the stolen heritage of Costa Rica.

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SND38 Silver medal, La Nacion -Costa Rica-. Launch the feature here.

The next four projects are the result of my first months at the new home here in Hong Kong working in the South China Morning Post at the graphics team. There are The Global Rule of Law, The Hong Kong Aging Population, Bolts from the Blue and USAsian Vote. All four with awards of excellence.

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The Print results

Is nice to have some awarded graphics in this category because my work is not focused in print. On 2016 I make about 6 versions of my digital project in to a print version, “Moving out” was a breaking news project about the Brexit, that project collects two awards of excellence.

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Moving Out

Combination print-digital

I got two awards in this category, the first one for a project about an intense lightening night here in Hong Kong, and the second for the explanation of the China´s Cities organization in which I made the digital version and Marcelo Duhalde the print one.

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Lightening project on print version

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Lightening project on digital version

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China City Tiers, digital version.

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Digital works

Nerd facts: The Rule of Law World Index

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Rendered view of the World rank of rule of law 2016

This is a project based in data of the “World Justice Project Rule Of Law Index, 2016″ by the SCMP infographics team. Our goal was to show the information in a simply visual interactive tool, to give our readers also a perspective of Hong Kong and the world overview.

This was a very fast-build graphic, the idea was to show the world rank moving up and down from the last year to this year and also a visual report of each country/region.

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Country report assets. The graphic is generated by json data thought js, this svg assets are rotated, scaled and positioned according the country data.

This graphic is a combination of css, svg, js, and json data. But only uses 8 files of a simply vector shape, so load very fast. The main idea was to give a comparison tool, to view the countries of interest side-by-side but also their position related to other countries in the region, that is the irregular shape, according to the scale, the average of each of the 7 regions is added via js to every country.

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Seven region average index layers

The graphics evolved to an more effective visual representation, in my work is usual to create at less five previous concepts, from data reports like excel pivot tables to paper concepts and finally to vector graphics. The most effective way to show the data, some times come on the fifth or seventh iteration, but is the best way to create some informative and usable infographic.

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Early concepts for the Rule of Law global index

 

Also, maybe thats the reason of some mistakes in the data, text or color codes in this images, the building up of this graphics always have the main ideas to guide the next versions, so it needs the text and visuals in more than simply Lorem Ipsum

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First version of the index change (2015-2016)

Hope you enjoy the graphic story, please take a look in to the final version here: http://multimedia.scmp.com/news/world/article/rule-of-law/

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