Putting it all together: the complete story of child malnutrition

A few weeks ago, we started this challenge to tell the intriguing story of child malnutrition with a focus on Pakistan. It was our intention to gain insight into several aspects of child malnutrition, related to global trends, developments over time and the sub-categories of child malnutrition (e.g. underweight, overweight, stunting and wasting). We deliberately chose to zoom in on Pakistan, as this country is highly affected by severe malnutrition rates. As a group, we developed an interactive (clickable/zoomable/filterable) visualization (1), an interactive infographic (2), and finally, an animated infographic video (3) to present this story. Although we encountered several challenges and difficulties along the way, we managed to complete all three assignments on time and we are happy to present them to you! Continue reading “Putting it all together: the complete story of child malnutrition”


Blog on Data

Data collection process

The data collection process started with a broad Google search of key words, such as malnutrition data. Then, a large number of sites were opened from the results page and scanned for data range and availability as well as for the sources’ credibility. The credibility was assessed by looking at the About section of the website and looking at their claimed data sources. Continue reading “Blog on Data”

Busy, busy, busy: approaching the end

It is a cliché, but it seems like yesterday that we all started with this course titled ‘interactive visualization’. Deadlines are approaching quickly (this Friday we must be finished!) and this means we are making our last adjustments to the project as we speak. Fortunately, we have made a lot of progress, especially during the last two weeks. Continue reading “Busy, busy, busy: approaching the end”

The interactive infographic: the final version

One down, two more to go!

In our previous blog post we discussed some visualization tools in order to make interesting interactive infographics and visualizations on child malnutrition. We also showed you some ‘work in progress’ by displaying screenshots of our current activities in Piktochart and Tableau. We are happy to announce that we have finished one part of our assignment, which is the interactive infographic. Continue reading “The interactive infographic: the final version”

Exploring the visualization process: how to visualize child malnutrition?

In our previous blog post, we introduced our topic about child malnutrition with a focus on Pakistan. The ultimate goal of this project is to create three relating visualizations in order to tell the important story of child malnutrition. Specifically, this blog could be viewed as a journey that eventually leads to (1) an interactive (clickable/zoomable/filterable) visualization , (2) an interactive infographic , and finally, (3) an animated infographic video.
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Child Malnutrition In Pakistan

In Pakistan, more than a third of children under the age of 5 are underweight (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [FAO], n.d.). Moreover, the under-five mortality rate is almost 14% – a very large number by international standards (4.6% world average) (Worldbank, n.d.). To top it all up, there is an uneven distribution of wealth within Pakistan, with rural areas severely affected by malnutrition and inadequate basic healthcare services (FAO, n.d.).

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