Tweetminster: "Alternative Vote on Twitter"

Design of infographic for The Guardian


A data visualisation that aims to contextualise the hype surrounding the 2011 Alternative Vote in the UK. It compares the volume of social media chatter generated by a range of news stories including the Alternative Vote, during a week in April 2011.

Tweetminster teamed up with Portland PR to visualise how much interest there was on Twitter about the Alternative Vote Referendum in April 2011 against a range of different events at that time. I worked collaboratively with other members of Tweetminster to produce the design.

It showed that while the Royal Wedding and global news items, like Libya and Syria, attracted significantly higher volumes of Twitter buzz, the AV referendum hasn’t captured the imagination of many beyond Westminster village!

The Infographic appeared in the Guardian, and can still be found on the Guardian website.