env.infohackit 2016/17 Manchester

Who: The PhD students competing represented Newcastle University, Southampton University and Heriot Watt. They were supported by DTPs and CDTs including Spitfire, and Oil and Gas. The teams were completed with three superb freelancers from the excellent Manchester design community. env.infohackit Manchester was funded by NERC.
When: January 20, 2017
Where: Manchester, UK

For the fourth event in our 2016/17 UK tour, we headed up to Manchester. The Sackville Street building in Manchester is immense, and it is home to the Hive, a suite of rooms dedicated to doctoral training.

The teams and the graphics

Brain Over Prawn (Winning Team)

PhD Researchers: Luke Holman, Aleksandra Svalova
Creative: Mike Hill

Brain Over Prawn won over the judges with their graphics aimed at consumers, offering information and advice on buying prawns responsibly.

Their presentation featured an awesome mocked up front cover for the Observer Food Monthly.


It’s me not EU

PhD Researchers: Katie St John Glew, Phil Green
Creative: Ian Fairfield

Topical graphics from It’s Me not EU on the potential impacts of Brexit on fisheries. This tricky debate was reflected in discussions throughout the day with the team trying to decide how to look at both positive and negative effects of Britain leaving the EU.


Info McGraphic Face

PhD Researchers: Ross Grant, Tabitha Permian
Creative: Stina Jones

Info McGraphic Face chose to explain underwater geophysics to younger audiences. They worked hard to create visual analogies (eg. a line of familiar microphone shapes to show recording sound underwater rather than illustrating the real equipment.

Infographic from team Info McGraphic Face

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