New prize for data visualization: NZZ receives award

The "Swiss Viz Competition" for outstanding data visualization was launched by Swiss data and AI specialist D One together with the Data Innovation Alliance. The first award went to the NZZ.

Image: Simone-Frischknecht.

A new award that makes data visualization visible: The "Swiss Viz Competition" for outstanding data visualization was launched by Swiss data and AI specialist D ONE together with the Data Innovation Alliance. The associated award was presented for the first time at the Swiss Conference on Data Science (SDS). The award will be presented annually in the future and honors projects by individuals and companies that make information visually accessible in a particularly inspiring and effective way. In addition to the winning entry from the NZZ team, five other projects received special recognition.

The award went to Joana Kelén, Roland Shaw and Sven Titz from the NZZ for their visual design of the article "Death traps made of bricks and concrete", which deals with the damage potential of earthquakes. In its statement, the jury particularly emphasized the wide and effective use of different visualization methods as well as the innovative guidance of the reading flow by means of "scrolly-telling".

Another five projects also received honorable mentions:

  • Barbara Hahn, Christine Zimmermann (Hahn + Zimmermann)
    Animation for the basellandschaft office for the equality of women and men
  • Simon Härter (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
    Animation "WTF are NFTs?!"
  • Johannes Lötscher, Corinne Felix, Michael Erne (Zeilenwerk GmbH)
    Visualization "Grand Council Bern
  • Stéphane Lecorney, Laurent Bolli, Gaël Paccard, Yoann Douillet, Nicolas Chabloz, James Taylor (Media Engineering Institute)
    "CarbonViz" visualization for discovering your own CO2 consumption
  • Simon Huwiler, Joana Kelén, Linda Koponen (NZZ)
    Visual Storytelling "Do Women Politicize Differently than Men?"

 

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