UN University - KM & Data Visualization Platform

UN University - KM & Data Visualization Platform

Quoin built a sophisticated knowledge and data visualization platform for UN University to facility a global collaborative effort to end forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour. Our team used open source technologies - WordPress CMS and CKAN – to delivery a robust and extensible system to support a community of policy experts, researchers, and government representatives.

UN University - KM & Data Visualization Platform

Quoin built a sophisticated knowledge and data visualization platform for UN University to facility a global collaborative effort to end forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour. Our team used open source technologies - WordPress CMS and CKAN – to delivery a robust and extensible system to support a community of policy experts, researchers, and government representatives.

The United Nations University (UNU) provides education and supports collaborative research to address the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare. As part of this focus on collaboration, UNU is sponsoring the development of a Global Knowledge & Data Visualization Platform that targets forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour. The platform is an element in achieving Target 8.7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Quoin was responsible for the design and implementation of the platform based on an open source software, including WordPress CMS and CKAN. As proven technologies for digital asset management and delivery, these applications will enable UNU editors to rapidly create and share articles and data. Our development effort included the visual design and implementation of the Delta8.7 website (currently in public beta testing), as well as the administrative tools for UNU staff. As part of our client’s focus on data-driven policy development, the platform  emphasizes rapid publishing of quantitative information in a range of formats – raw datasets, graphics, maps, and interactive data visualizations using the D3 JavaScript library. The front-end provides a range of content discovery tools for end users, such as faceted search and thematic dashboards. The administrative tools support user role-based access control, content administration, and taxonomy management features. Quoin provided a full development team including project manager, technical lead, requirements analyst, visual designer, and software engineers; and will continue to support enhancement of the system after its launch in late 2018.

The figures below illustrate the responsive design and rich interactive data visualizations supported by the knowledge management and data visualization platform.

Home and Guided Tour for New Users

Navigation for Policy Areas

Interactive Maps