This bachelor’s thesis by Elias Tinchon focuses on the discipline of information visualisation and tries to point out in which way graphic designers can add value to traditional journalism through visual communication.
In our current information age, we are experiencing a revolution of data which can be accessed from anywhere in the world and at any given time. In an effort to become more transparent, governments and companies are starting to voluntarily release information. Therefore the traditional role of newspapers is fundamentally changing as they are developing from a gatekeeper of information into a cross-platform service, aiming at making complex topics more tangible through data-driven reporting. As a result, the visualisation of information is becoming an important part of news reporting because the human brain is trained to quickly absorb images that oftentimes are more appropriate for illuminating patterns and relationships in data than text.

Text & Photography: Elias Tinchon