The United Nations asked us to create a series of animations that could spark the interest of attendees at its Sustainable Energy for All forum in New York.
Working closely with data partners in the UN and World Bank we explored three key energy development challenges: energy access, energy efficiency and the uptake of renewables.
A closely collaboration between a researcher, designer and animator meant the the data, story, visual language and movement were all built with each other in mind.
Plotting dense datasheets was a time-consuming challenge. So we used AppleScripts to automate the data-plotting – quickly creating a timeline for many different countries at once.
We used glowing colours against a dark background to emphasise the themes of energy and light. We also worked hard to de-jargon the language, simplifying concepts like ‘energy efficiency’ and ‘energy intensity’ into quick and crunchy facts.
The animations were used at the Sustainable Energy for All forum, where over 1,000 high-level guests from government, business, civil society and international organisations from 110 countries came together to re-charge conversation about energy.
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