Vital Signs Kenya.

Data for sustainable development in Kenya. 

Amidst a growing global population and changing climate, managing the environment sustainably is crucial for equitable benefits. Data plays a vital role in this effort, enabling the development of national strategies to meet Sustainable Development Goals. We worked with Conservation International to develop a platform that the government of Kenya could use to inform decision-making.

A monitoring tool for agriculture, biodiversity and human well-being.

Vital Signs Kenya.

55 million people and counting.

With a large population to support and a changing climate to consider, the environment needs to be carefully and sustainably managed to ensure everyone is provided for now and in the future.

Developing Vital Signs Kenya.

The brief.

Data has a vital role in creating national development strategies that could help countries meet the aims of the Sustainable Development Goals. In Kenya, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MENR) spotted the potential of Vital Signs—an environment monitoring tool developed by Conservation International—as something that could help them keep a closer eye on their agriculture, biodiversity and human well-being. So, Conservation International invited us to design a tailored data platform to inform their decision-making.

Our role.

We were given just two months to produce a proof-of-concept that would show MENR and other government institutions how easily they could share insights with one another. The project's success depended upon an intensive week of user interviews, a fast data review, and a rapid design process. The resulting data dashboard is a seed from which something bigger will grow—inspiring the Kenyan government to adopt a new approach to data sharing and inspiring other governments to put data at the heart of their planning for the future.

Delivered with impact.

Simple yet informative design.

With more than 40 data indicators to include, we decided a green light schema would be the best way to help people see at a glance what’s happening. Anything needing urgent attention turns red so it can be acted upon quickly. Despite the rapid design process, attention to detail was not forgotten, and we chose to use a new, unique font called Protipo that easily differentiates figures, making them easier to read.

Fast data review in three steps.

  • We analyse the raw data and see what it’s telling us.
  • We standardise the data we want to use.
  • We let the data lead the design of our data visualizations.

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