Richard Vijgen (1982) is an information designer in the field of dynamic and screen-based media. His work is rooted in the digital domain but always connected with physical or social space. He previously worked with Bregtje van der Haak on The Atlas of Pentecostalism, a dynamic online database on the fastest growing religion in the world.
For White Spots, he developed a map that illustrates the global geographical reach of all public telecom operators. The White Spots world map combines the coverage of more than 2,000 telecom operators with data centre locations, their position, and cable connections over land and sea. It thereby paints a realistic picture of worldwide connectivity. The map is based on the most complete and up-to-date data available in the telecom industry.