︎︎︎ WINGED AND WOUNDED
The Grey-headed Flying Fox has immense ecological significance in Australia, and there is a lack of knowledge on their importance and status.
The brief asked to communicate how bats are at-risk species in Australia and what communities can do to help. The final outcome should be a set of 3 information visualisations to be used as ‘conversation pieces’ for the Australian Museum.
Winged and Wounded is a set of three tactile information visualisations presented in a speculative exhibit for the Australian Museum. It reveals the many threats the endangered Grey-headed Flying Fox faces and the injuries they sustain from these threats.
Each visualisation explores a different threat the grey-headed flying fox faces. These include barbed wires which injure their wing membranes and skin, shooting which physically wound them and tree nettings that cause broken bones.
Once flipped over, a selection of information from the previous information page is emphasised through the holes and gaps created in each fabric bat wing. The chosen words highlight the main information users should take away from this information visualisation.