Four current students from the MFA Interaction Design Department have won the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils’ Data Visualization Challenge with their entry Catalyzing the Global Dialogue. Clint Beharry, Sera Koo, Gene Lu and Tina Ye (who worked with Yang Yang of stickybits) were selected by a panel of judges that included faculty members from RISD, Harvard and the University of Toronto, as well as MFA Design Criticism Department faculty member Paola Antonelli,who is senior curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA. The competition is a collaboration between the Global Agenda Councils on Design and Innovation, visualizing.org and GE, calling out to the world’‬s interactive designers to develop cutting-edge visualizations that help elucidate the interconnectedness among issues on the global agenda.

The students’ winning visualization will be shown at the Summit on the Global Agenda, held in Dubai, UAE, from November 29 – December 1. The team will also recieve a cash prize of $3,000 from GE.