Impartial and objective infographics
There was a job ad posted this week for an ‘Associate Analyst – Infographics’ for the International Criminal Court in The Hague. I’m tempted to apply just because I really want to see examples of what they do.
To quote the ad, among other things you’d be creating:
– products to be used to interview witnesses
– graphics to assist in the analysis and investigation work
– exhibits to be presented in trial
– infographics to be used in public communications
– represent in graphics/animations crime scenes and events related to the crime (i.e. military operations, attacks on towns and villages, refugees flows, etc.)
And of course there’s a stipulation for ‘factual accuracy…to investigate impartially and objectively’. I bet that is really hard and would imagine it hugely limits the aesthetic quality of the work.
Years ago I cut out an ad from the Serious Fraud Office for a ‘Graphic Information Designer’ along similar lines. And I know the UN produce infographics to assist in managing humanitarian crises which obviously are focused on being fast, international and functional rather than engaging, original and elegant.
I’d like to find out more about this genre of infographics where being impartial and objective has to out-weigh everything else.
And what do the people who have to use them think?
I wonder if anyone has any examples?