Achieving the Dream (ATD) is a national nonprofit that partners with community colleges to design a wide variety of innovative programs aimed at improving student success. A key part of its effort is helping peers teach each other how to design effective interventions.
ATD asked Crow Insight to develop a visual interface for its Interventions Showcase. The new Showcase both summarizes the hundreds of interventions conducted and helps colleges discover and learn more about the interventions of most interest to them.
Crow Insight recommended the somewhat unusual “tree map” graphic because it is intuitive, works well on tablets, and can accommodate large numbers of categories. Tree maps reduce the ability to make precise data comparisons, but such comparisons were not a priority for this use of the data.