Explanatory Graphics

Every five years, U.S. EPA conducts complex scientific studies to evaluate environmental quality in and around the nation’s waterbodies. Crow Insight helps EPA’s Office of Water to explain its findings with a wide variety of audiences.
This figure, from a 2016 report, explains how EPA determines the percentage of lakes in poor condition. Thoughtfully re-invented descriptions like this can help technical audiences understand and act upon scientific data.
We have developed numerous graphical displays to communicate key findings, experimental design, statistical uncertainty and relative risks. Please also check out our other award-winning work on the National Lakes Assessment: report design, exploratory dashboards, and (for a general audience) focused infographics.