S2E7 - Jen Christiansen & Moritz Stefaner artwork
Explore Explain

S2E7 - Jen Christiansen & Moritz Stefaner

  • S2E7
  • 1:08:33
  • December 11th 2020

Welcome to episode 7 of season 2 of Explore Explain, a long-form video and podcast series all about data visualisation design.

In this episode I am delighted to welcome Jen Christiansen, Senior Data Reporter at The Guardian (US), and Moritz Stefaner, .In this seventh episode I am delighted to welcome Jen Christiansen, Senior Graphics Editor at Scientific American, and Moritz Stefaner, self-employed 'Truth and Beauty Operator'.

We had a detailed conversation about the data, editorial, and design story behind a combined print and interactive visualisation project exploring '175 years of word usage patterns in Scientific American', published in the magazine's September 2020 issue.

As well as listening to this show, you can watch the video of this conversation, illuminated by accompanying visual details of Jen and Moritz's collaborative workflow. Head over to Youtube and visit the Explore Explain channel.

Explore Explain

Explore Explain is a long-form data visualisation podcast and video series hosted by Andy Kirk. Each episode is based on a conversation with a visual designer or developer to explore the design story behind a single visualisation, or series of related works. This provides an opportunity to explain their design process, to share insight on the myriad little decisions that underpin the finished works. It also shines a light on the contextual circumstances that shaped their thinking.

Audiences will gain an appreciation of the what, the why and the how, learning about the hidden problems and challenges, the breakthroughs and the eureka moments, the pressures and frustrations, the things that were done and the things that were not done, as well as the successes and the failures.

Each season comprises nine episodes and will cover a diverse cast of talented practitioners from across the field and around the world, showcasing a variety of different types of visualisation work.

Every episode is published as an audio interview as well as an enhanced video conversation, accompanied by detailed visuals. Visit the Youtube channel to watch the recordings.

For latest updates about new episodes and future schedules, follow the Explore Explain twitter feed.

Explore Explain is a Bethany Andrew production.