The World Bank approached me to do a visualization on their data about the age of the world population. The objective was to show how many are on each age group and also to point where the viewer is located on that spread.
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The World Population Project
You and the other 7.2 billion
This is the total World Population
Each small represents 2.6 million people
0-20 20-40 40-60 60-80 80-100years
How do you relate to them?
enter your birthday
you are here
people were born the same day
people were born in the same hour
If we order everyone by age, where would you be on the line?