Data visualisation is a key component of climate change communication. This report details guidelines for best-practice data visualisation and presents an in-depth description of design and content choices for an urban heat island case study.
A literature review was conducted to determine guidelines to apply to climate change design processes. The review revealed three key aspects of data processing that should be considered in order to enhance a visualisation’s success: perception, cognition and action.
Findings from each of these categories are summarised as a series of actionable guidelines for climate change communicators.