Data Visualization of Migrants for an International Intergovernmental Organization

Mahrife Panopio
September 26, 2018

In order to better serve migrants, Pointwest helped an international intergovernmental organization, which promotes the humane and orderly handling of migration, in generating accurate and concise migrant condition data visualizations.

Even with all information being available, the client had challenges in creating effective reports that showcase the data sets through appealing visualizations. The intergovernmental organization usually turned to the typical pie and line charts to illustrate their data on migrants and migrant activity.

Using its experience with data visualization, Pointwest helped the client find more effective ways to visualize the data on migrants and make them available to their stakeholders. The project team used an iterative approach as the project methodology with Microsoft Power BI as the technology base.

After the implementation of the project, the client delivered effective reports for clearer and timely view of migrant conditions and activities. In addition, they were empowered with a holistic view of organizational efforts to help migrants. Partly, the client gained access to an easier-to-understand view of demographic information, mode, and manner of transportation utilized, vis-a-vis services offered by their organization. Furthermore, better visualization allowed the client to make improvements on their migrants services.

The resource who worked on this project realized the importance of collaborating with the client to be able to execute the implementation process faster and be more agile. From the client’s point-of-view, they were able to see the design and visualizations during the development since agile was used as the methodology for this project.