Seven Mile Media

Defense Spending Giants

China's military spending has been growing steadily for the past 10 years, outpacing its neighbors and catching up to the U.S. CSIS approached us to design an interactive comparing China’s defense spending with other key countries over time using data from the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. We designed an original visualization based on volumetric comparison, adding in several spending and country categories to thoroughly explore the data. Then we built it from the ground up in D3 and JavaScript, resulting in a unique visualization that sheds light on a critical global issue.

Launch Interactive

Services Provided

UI/UX design

Front-end development

Data visualization