Looking Deeper at Hunger

Earlier in the week, the Tableau Viz of the Day featured a dashboard showing the results of the 2014 Global Hunger Index report.

My initial thought was that it’s cool that data like this can be made so accessible to the general public.  This was quickly followed by a series of questions about the data that the viz didn’t answer, at least not without a lot of filtering.  While interactive dashboards are useful and fun, sometimes you just want to see the main insights and takeaways without the need to do a lot of work.  Spending most of my days supporting executives with short attentions spans has driven that message home. 🙂

So I downloaded the workbook and put together my own story around this data.  As I did with my last viz, I had to do a lot of sketching and exploration of the data before I recognized the key stories I wanted to highlight.  Click the image below to interact with the viz.

I’d be interested to hear whether this alternative view makes the data more accessible.


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