Cédric Scherer

Data Visualization & Information Design

Data Visualization Gallery

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Collection of data visualizations, maps and other designs I have produced for clients, as challenge contributions or in my spare time. Most visualizations are generated with a code-first approach and many of them do not involve any manual post-processing steps.

Client Projects
Challenge Contributions
Personal Projects

Client Projects

Escalating Drought for Scientific American

A one-page data visualization for the “Graphic Science” section of the popular science magazine “Scientific American” featured in the Nov 2021 issue in print and digital. Created together with Georgios Karamanis with editorial support by Jen Christiansen and Clara Moskowitz.

Q Vadis? Q Anon Activity on Telegram for CeMAS

An unfoldable (see video) four-page graphic with the main element being a stream graph visualizing the huge amount of Q Anon messages sent on Telegram, annotated with important events such as the storming of the capital. The multi-panel graphic is the central part of the report “Q Vadis? The Spread of Q Anon in the German-Speaking World” by the Center for Monitoring, Analysis and Strategy (CeMAS) which is available in print and digital in German and English.

Rediscovering Demographic Change for the German Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB)

13 sets of population pyramids for the report “Rediscovering demographic change” by the Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (German Federal Institute for Population Research), illustrating the demographic change in Germany over 30 years from various perspectives.

Afrozensus 2020 for EOTO e.V. & Citizens for Europe

89 data visualizations for the report “Afrozensus 2020” published by EOTO e.V. and Citizen for Europe. The visualizations show the results from the largest survey ever conducted among black, African and Afrodiasporic people in Germany.

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Visualizations for Various Projects

Challenge Contributions


#TidyTuesday is a weekly data project aimed at the R ecosystem and the {tidyverse} package bundle to wrangle, explore and visualize the data set that is provided by the R4DS Online Learning Community. All visualizations are produced with 100% code using the {ggplot2} graphics library in R and without any post-processing.

  →  all my contributions to #TidyTuesday


The #30DayChartChallenge is a daily community challenge happening every April and is hosted by Dominic Royé and myself since 2021. The challenge is inspired by the #30DayMapChallenge.

  →  all my contributions to the #30DayChartChallenge 2021


#30DayMapChallenge is a challenge initiated by Topi Tjukanov and took place for the first time in November 2019. I have participated in 2019 and 2021 .

2021 Edition

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2019 Edition

  →  all my contributions to the 2019 edition

Contributions to Other Challenges

Contributions to the BES MoveMap Competition, the RStudio Table Contest, #MakeoverMonday, and the #SWDchallenge (“Storytelling with Data” challenge).

BES MoveMap Competition 2021 (Pretty Category Winner)
RStudio Table Contest 2020 (Honourable Mention)
Storytelling with Data


Personal Projects