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Co-designing the IPCC data visualizations

The IPCC team, the scientists, authors of the latest IPCC Summary for Policymakers (The Physical Science Basis) approved in August 2021, the cognitive scientists from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the design team from InfoDesignLab – 9 experts in total – take us through the challenges and the joys of collaborating on the most important climate reports of the 21st century.

They share their process, their data visualizations, and explain what it's like to create a set of data visualizations that every country in the world weighs in on.


Dr Anna Pirani Head of the IPCC Technical Support Unit (TSU) of Working Group 1 (WG1)

Dr Melissa Gomis Senior science officer, IPCC WG1 Technical Support Unit

Dr Jordan Harold Lecturer in Psychology, School of Psychology and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia

Dr Irene Lorenzoni Associate Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

Angela Morelli Co-founder, CEO, InfoDesignLab

Tom Gabriel Johansen Co-founder InfoDesignLab and Design Director at Dips

Professor Ed Hawkins Professor of climate science at the University of Reading. Known for his data visualization graphics portraying global warming, especially for general audiences, such as the warming stripes.

Dr. Gian-Kasper Plattner Senior Scientist, Office of the Director, Head Program EnviDat

Professor Paola Arias Professor at the Environmental School of the University of Antioquia in Colombia Recorded live at IxDA Oslo's meetup Nº 142 – 30 November 2021

About the speaker

Angela Morelli

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Angela Morelli is the CEO and co-founder of InfoDesignLab. She is a an Information designer, info activist, teacher and speaker.

Angela faciliated, co-created and designed data visualizations in the IPCC's Summary for Policy Makers (PDF), on behalf of Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report, which "addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science".