This infographic was created to accompany the CBC Docs project My Brain Made Me Do It, examining the role of our brain and how it relates to our behaviour.
Courtesy of the CBC website:
“Neuroscientists are generating ground breaking research that sheds light on why some people can’t stop themselves from committing harmful or criminal acts. This is creating new challenges for the justice system and making us re-evaluate the way we sentence, punish, and rehabilitate people for criminal behaviour. Featuring lead scientist, David Eagleman, Director of the Center for Science and Law, and author of international best-selling books, Incognito and The Brain, My Brain Made Me Do It challenges our most fundamental beliefs about crime, punishment, and free will.”
Infographic design for the CBC series Keeping Canada Safe.
This documentary highlights the work the roving group of scientists do to collect, examine, and learn more about the rats that live in the streets of Vancouver, and their potential for disease spread.
With recreational pot slated to be legalized in Canada for 2018, interest levels on a consumer, economic and cultural level has reached a ‘high’ point (couldn’t resist there). The Firsthand TV series put out an episode called Reefer Riches taking a look at what’s been called “The Green Rush”.
The first infographic was version number one, however they wanted a friendlier and more photo focused version, and the second is what was finalized. Two perspectives on the same topic - just like the legalization debate.
Majestic. Lethal. Fast. Aerodynamic. Can see forward and backwards at the same time. Another animal on the list of “thank goodness they don’t like humans and aren’t a lot bigger”. They would like to correct the misconception as well that they are bald. They have a full head of feathers, it’s just white, that’s all.
Our bodies are made up of all sorts of tiny organisms - but who’s really in charge? Turns out… not who we think might be. This documentary looks at the role microbes, fungi, and bacteria play in our behaviour and moods. So who’s really in charge? Just ask anyone who’s been hangry.
Race to the finish and find out all the stats of newcomer Andre De Grasse vs the legend of Jesse Owens.
Look at them! A baby is called a puffling. They mate for life. Their beak is a rainbow of happiness. This episode of The Nature of Things with David Suzuki was called Puffin Patrol, and used hidden cameras to dive into the lives of these tiny milk carton sized and amazing creatures.
In 2021, it’s expected that Canadians will reach 100 years average life expectancy. Half of the 20 years olds today will live a full century - almost putting them into 2100. That’s a 30 year increase from less than a century ago. Firsthand looks at these facts and more, and asked for an infographic laying it out.
The first version had a more lengthy and earthy feel. In the end Firsthand chose a cleaner and more concise version. There’s a lot of ways to display numerically dense information, and for a documentary project like this the primary concern was clarity.
The Nature of Things with David Suzuki takes a deep look with Into the Fire, and this infographic was requested in Instagrammable format (each section can be separated into an easy to post square format) for rapid fact spreading.
A few examples from a series of simple drawings to accompany keynote lectures, workshops and books on how the brain works for the UnSchool of Disruptive Design.
With 50 inch talons, vision x100 better than us, top speed of 65km/hr and stealth features with safety goggles built in, it’s a good thing these guys are more interested in mice than humans.
These ended up on kids t-shirts - what better way to learn about (mostly) science and nature than having super fun facts emblazoned right on your chest? Fingers crossed some creative kid somewhere used his t-shirt to pass a test at school at least once.
Floods, earthquakes, fires, storms, power outages - all some of the things that can happen around the country. This quick guide infographic shows what you need to have prepared for your kit courtesy of the Government of Canada and the CBC.
Very serious directions for how to make your own exploding science experiment at home. Watch out! Part of a book series for kids DIY fun.
You can’t get much more charming than something called a Sea Canary. They can swim backwards, ecolocate like an underwater bat, and have a face that anyone could love. They are endangered, so boating and fishing are primary concerns where they live by the St. Lawrence in Québec, Canada.
Simple graphic to show the amount of veins we have in our bodies.
The redheads of the animal kingdom, speed runners and the stuff of fairytale and farmer’s dismay the world over. Don’t get outfoxed by these facts!
Cute. Playful. Superpowered. The CBC asked us to create an infographic highlighting everyone’s favourite ocean friend. Favourite new bit of intel: dolphins are self aware and recognize themselves in mirrors. Douglas Adams knew what he was talking about.
One of the joys of infographic design is learning while designing - who knew that giraffes smelled so bad you can tell where they are from 250 yards away? Or that their patterns are unique, can run 45km/hr, have blue tongues and and 11kg heart? They’re amazing and they’ve declined by 40% in the last 15 years. For something that’s been around for 50 million years, that seems dramatic. David Suzuki explores their lives in this documentary, which they requested an accompanying infographic for.