env.infohackit 2016/17 Norwich

Who: The PhD students competing represented University of East Anglia, British Antarctic Survey, University of Kent and the Earlham Institute. They were supported by EnvEast DTP, and Oil and Gas. The teams were completed with four amazing designers from the Norwich creative community. env.infohackit Norwich was funded by NERC.
When: February 14, 2017
Where: Norwich, UK

Our final city event was back to the city where we first hosted infohackit, Norwich. Four teams of eager PhD scientists spent their Valentine’s day with creatives, collaborating on research based infographics. Designer Pete Abbott from UX agency Foolproof was competing in his third infohackit.

The teams and the graphics

The Crabsters (winning team)

PhD Researchers: Camilla Ryan, Ellie Fairfield
Creatives: Gerry Ormanova, Olivia Campey

The judges were really impressed with the crabsters fully rounded concept of an infographic forming part of the packaging for a lobster DNA testing kit. They started with the brand and packaging concepts in the morning and after lunch started work on their infographic. The infographic reminds the fishermen signed up to the testing programme what they need to do, and why it’s important.

Creative Gerry Ormanova was also on the winning team at last year’s Norwich infohackit!

Infographic by team The Crabsters

The Non-FanPlastic Four

PhD Researchers: Cecilia Liszka, Jake Opher, Stuart Umbo
Creative: Vasileios Manthopoulos

The Non-FanPlastic Four chose to focus on helping people living in cities understand how marine plastic pollution could affect them. The team used press to guide us round a plate, showing how plastic can end up in the food we eat.

Infographic by team The Non-FanPlastic Four


PhD Researchers: Kris Sales, Kate Rogerson
Creative: Pete Abbott

SSSI presented a beautiful infographic on the plight of the Iberian White Stork. After destruction of their native habitats, the White Storks resettled in landfill sites, but these habitats are now in danger too as governments use different methods of waste disposal.

This digital graphic had very well executed animations activated as the user scrolls down the graphic.

Infographic by team SSSI

Bad Shrimp

PhD Researchers: Jessie Gardner, Jess Fisher
Creative: Carl Gamble

Bad Shrimp’s mobile friendly infographic details some of the problems associated with Ocean acidification, and marked a second infohackit appearance for a certain world leader, this time he’s unhappy about the taste of his shrimp! This infographic delivers each point individually in a long format.

Infographic from team Bad Shrimp

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