For the past three years, the talented team at Northwestern University in Qatar (NUQ) has commissioned a six-nation survey about media use in the Middle East. To show trends in media usage among Arab countries, this annual survey culls results from more than 6,000 respondents throughout Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.
With extensive survey results and no way to easily share their findings with the public, NUQ reached out to create a website with interactive data explorations for further user examination. We’ve been honored to partner with NUQ on this comprehensive project for all three years, eagerly enjoying getting to work on such a vast undertaking in new and exciting ways. The challenges and rewards in this year’s project proved no different.
In creating the website and interactives, the main challenge is always finding an intuitive way to represent more than 10,000,000 cells of data for researchers, journalists, and members of the academic community to easily comprehend.
What We Built
- A microsite housing different chapters of the survey, highlighting an editorial write-up of the key findings of the survey
- About 65 mini graphics containing single-chart visualizations to showcase singular findings in an engaging and shareable way
- A holistic interactive data tool, enabling users to view all survey data and filter by demographic categories