Large and linked datasets need to be analysed and visualised in order to reveal actionable information. Digital visualisation tools seek to use a range of visual languages to explore and communicate the contents of a dataset.

In the video below (20 minutes) Hans Rosling talks about how the visualisation of poverty statistics leads to findings that challenge widespread assumptions.

IKM are exploring how the development or increasing importance of certain visual languages may empower, or disempower, the poor and marginalised - enabling or inhibiting them from expressing themselves in development discourses.