Madeline Ngai


This animated data visualisation depicts the varying rhythms of migration. Six nations of interest— Singapore, United States of America, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, South Africa, and American Samoa— were selected from the UN’s latest collection of data on migration flow all over the globe for visual comparisons and contrasts of the trends in movement to and from each country. Using the java language based software Processing, the data was visualised as a pattern with the motif of movement (each individual movement a connection between two countries) at a speed relative to the size of the migration flow. The pull forces attracting migrants to large cities are represented in the pulsing circles centred at each focused nation.

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Madeline Ngai – Migration


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Madeline Ngai

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Madeline Ngai

Nanyang Technological University Singapore, School of Art, Design and Media



An aspiring designer and student of Visual Communications and Sociology at Nanyang Technological University Madeline is interested in the visualisation of big data as reflections of societal behaviours globally.

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