Poverty Tracker

Interative Data Design
Fathom worked with the Robin Hood Foundation over the course of several years to build out a series of reports on poverty in New York City into something interactive and accessible to the public. I was the lead designer for a system of graphics to explore poverty’s longitudinal effects, allowing users to see track how individuals move in and out of poverty, as well as what demographics are most vulnerable. 

I designed this project documentation video to show the different methods we used to visualize the data on poverty in NYC across three years.

I developed this interactive design to show the breakdown of how poverty persisted among different demographics across the three-year study.

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Rachel holds a MFA from RISD in graphic design. She has also taught graphic design at MassArt and has been a visiting critic at Boston University, Wesleyan, Northeastern, and Washington University in St. Louis. She currently works for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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