Iain Stewart got their new infographic by running a design contest:
Design an infographic: Why only systems analysis can lead us to a sustainable future for our planet
Check out Iain Stewart's Infographic contest…
Story to tell in the infographic
Our goal is to develop an infographic that makes the case for systems analysis as a key approach to identifying the most effective policies/pathways to build a sustainable future for people and our planet. (Systems analysis is a problem solving process that brings together all relevant factors and perspectives connected to the problem in order to analyze them in an integrated way to find a long-term solution that maximizes synergies and minimizes trade-offs. You can read more on what is systems analysis: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about/whatisiiasa/whatissystemsanalysis/what_is_systems_analysis.html We have developed two concepts for this infographic, and you can choose between either concept or even develop your own for the contest (in other words we are only expecting you to make one design at this stage): 1. See attached sketch 1. This shows an overexploited planet Earth being pulled in different directions by different objectives leading to the point that achieving multiple goals is not easy. It then shows some of these multiple and conflicting objectives entering a vortex which combines and examines these goals using systems analysis. A cross-section of the inside of the vortex shows how systems analysis combines different elements (including IIASA’s research theme of food, water, energy, climate change, poverty & equity). Out of the end of the vortex comes a beautiful and healthy planet Earth. Text for the infographic can be seen in the attached sketch. 2. See attached sketch 2. This shows an interconnected planet Earth. Locations on the map are labeled with the following issue and then color coded lines connect each issue according to if they are connected by climate change, food, or energy 1. Arctic sea ice melting (Climate Change connects to all except 7 & 9) 2. Deforestation in Brazil (Climate change to 1, 3; Food to 5, 7, 9; Energy to 3,4,6) 3. Air pollution in China (Climate change to 1, 2; Energy to 4, 6; Food to 9) 4. Energy poverty in India (lack of access to clean, reliable energy) (Climate change to 1,2,3; energy to 6; Food to 9) 5. Water scarcity in South Africa (Climate change to 1, 2, 3; Food to 2, 7, 9) 6. Building a sustainable energy system in Germany (Climate change to 1,2,3,4,8) 7. Overexploitation of fish stocks around Europe (Food to 2, 9; ) 8. Improving the flood resilience of communities in the US and across the globe (climate change to 1,2,3,6) 9. Food security in Indonesia (food to 2, 5, 7) Interconnection is reinforced by a circle of interconnected issues at below the map and around the text on systems analysis. Feel free to use your creativity to visually represent the statistics below. 1. FOOD: 805 million people were undernourished in 2012-14 (FAO) 2. Agriculture accounts for 70% of freshwater withdrawals (UN Water) 3. WATER: By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity (UN Water) 4. Hydropower supplies about 20% of the world’s electricity (ICOLD) 5. ENERGY: 1.3 billion people lack electricity to light their homes or conduct business (SE4ALL) 6. Energy production and consumption contributes over 80% of global GHG emissions (IIASA) 7. CLIMATE CHANGE: Global surface temperature change for the end of the 21st century is likely to exceed 1.5°C relative to 1850 for all scenarios (IPCC) 8. 70 million Africans could suffer from devastating floods as a result of climate change (IPCC) 9. POVERTY: 1.2 billion people are still living in extreme poverty (UN MDG) 10. “Hunger is a cause of poverty, not just a consequence of it.” (FAO)
Data to include in the infographic
See above answer and attached sketches
Elements to include in the infographic
See above answer, attached sketches , and please include IIASA’s logo (attached) on the infographic
This brief is for a print infographic. However, if we are very impressed by the design, we would discuss with you the animation of the infographic for use on the web, newsletters and Powerpoint slides. If you think of an alternative and creative way to present the need for systems analysis, we would be very interested to see this or adaptations of the concepts that we have explained above. Other visual ideas that we like are: • Jigsaw puzzle – systems analysis puts the pieces together • Cooking – systems analysis considers all the individual ingredients and puts them together • Fractals that show the complexity of systems and their individual parts • Super heros – how scientists use systems analysis to save the world – by working together across disciplinary fields
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Infographic starts at $599.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their infographic.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Iain Stewart collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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