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October 2017

FFunction makes the shortlist for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards

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Big news: FFunction's interactive dataviz for ONE made the shortlist of the The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. 

Please help us out by casting your vote for Making the Connection. It takes just two seconds, helps give a visibility boost to ONE's #povertyissexist campaign; and of course, winning the award would represent a huge achievement for the studio as well. 

To give you some background on this project; Making the Connection is an interactive data visualization that highlights the lack of internet access in some of the poorest regions of the world, like sub-Saharan Africa. 

Right now, more than half the world is not connected to the internet, and a staggering 75% of Africa is offline. Why does this matter? For people living in the poorest parts of the world, access to the internet isn’t a luxury—it’s life-changing.

As part of ONE’s Poverty is Sexist campaign that calls on communities, governments and private sectors around the world to help impoverished women, Making the Connection illustrates how access to the Internet and digital media can empower people in developing countries. 

Displayed on a single scrolling page, the site presents two main visualizations: one shows the current rate of Internet usage in African countries, and another further breaks down the first viz by gender to show the disparity between women and men who use the Internet in Africa and around the world. A form at the bottom of the page directs visitors to sign the Poverty is Sexist petition.

Kudos to the FFunctionites who worked on Making the Connection: Audree Lapierre, Wim Bruyninckx, Chloe-Eve Levasseur and Cathryn Griffiths. And lastly, thank you to our excellent client, ONE, and all their valuable work to help women worldwide. 

PLEASE VOTE! 

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Rebecca Galloway