So this visual might be cheating, because the project doesn’t focus on visuals, but on experience. Developed by Catherine d’Ignazio, Boston Coastline: Future Past is described by her as “a ‘walking data visualization’ in which 30 participants traced a route… Continue Reading →
Alice from the Ilab has a project in which she embeds her personal data into handmade pottery. I absolutely love each of these pieces and how she creates an artifact that shows this data.
This comes from another article interspersed with interactive visualizations. The color choices in these visualizations caught my attention–when referring to issues in American politics, blue and red have very definite connotations. I wonder how intentional the color choices were as an attempt… Continue Reading →
This is from an incredible article that visualizes trends in song repetitiveness in various formats. It’s an incredibly cool interaction on top of a fairly straightforward series of visualizations. But they all come together to tell a story.
This chart animates each line separately so you can see a year by year difference. I think that this kind of animation is incredibly valuable as a way to grab a reader’s attention and make a message stick.
Though an aesthetically appealing image, this graph of drug co-morbidities means absolutely nothing to me. I have no idea how these nodes and edges are mapped to the underlying data or even the details about the data itself.
Within a Chinese bookstore and library is this tunnel of books that are mirrored on the floor. I think this is a beautiful space I’d love to visit.
Kristina Szucs describes this touchscreen visualization as: “four interactive data visualizations that are based on the collection of the Petőfi Literary Museum, Budapest, Hungary. The application provides additional information on the authors of the Nyugat periodical. With the help of… Continue Reading →
This is a static visualization done by Kristina Szucs showing how profits of a movie vary depending on critic response and genre. I love this use of the metaphor of the spotlight and how much it relates to the topic.
I found this on Twitter, and I think it’s a super neat visual timeline. I do wish that it included years so I could figure out when pictures became more prevalent and expected on the front page.
I fond this image from the announcement gallery of the new Visual Journalism book (https://www.amazon.com/Visual-Journalism-Infographics-Newsrooms-Designers/dp/3899559193). This one appeared with no description, but I can gather from context that it’s from German newspaper Die Zeit and is called Kriegsjahre (“War Years”… Continue Reading →
This vis is by Susie Lu and it takes inspiration from the New York Time’s 2008 visualization (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/02/23/movies/20080223_REVENUE_GRAPHIC.html). This shows the total box office revenue of 2016 and then separates it out into strong openers and late bloomers. I admit… Continue Reading →
Amanda Shendruk created this amazing group of visualizations that show gender differences in comic book superheroes. It shows how women tend to have mental powers while men have physical powers, that only 8% of superhero teams have more women than… Continue Reading →
Hamilton is great and so is this visualization by Shirley Wu. Each line (or set of lines by the same person) is a circle, and you can group them by singer, theme, or song. It’s a lot of fun to… Continue Reading →
“Beautiful in English” is a project by Nadieh Bremer (visualcinnamon.com) and Google News Lab, in which they visualized the most popular words translated from different languages into English. “Beautiful” is the most common word to be translated. The second most… Continue Reading →
This is an incredibly detailed and accurate map of the world by “6th century B.C.E., Pre-Socratic thinker Anaximander, student of Thales, whom Aristotle regarded as the first Greek philosopher” (from the page linked). I joke about it being not very accurate,… Continue Reading →
This is a visualization using data from TVTropes, showing the difference between gender distribution within popular tropes (and the prevalence of adjective in those trope descriptions with connections). I like this addition of multiple visualizations into a single view to… Continue Reading →
In an amazing moment when I was struggling for inspiration, life handed me this amazing example. Object:Photo is a project done by MoMA to visualize the Thomas Walther Collection of photographs. This example that shows connections between photographers beautifully encapsulates what… Continue Reading →
Reuter’s released this interactive visualization of the history of Nobel Laureates (made with D3!). There are pretty extensive elastic animations between the different kinds of displays. I think they could have been improved by making the animations less elastic, and… Continue Reading →
I really like this visualization! While their list of “famously creative people” is somewhat disappointing, I really like the interactions and exploration encouraged by this vis. You can see overall trends (so few people have day jobs, but food/leisure was definitely… Continue Reading →
The Icelandic Saga Map project is led by Emily Lethbridge of the Miðaldastofa (Centre for Medieval Studies) at Háskóli Íslands (University of Iceland). It’s a visualization of Íslendingasögur (Icelandic Sagas) geographically and chronologically. Granted it’s almost entirely in Icelandic, but I still like the… Continue Reading →
MapBox has released a (new?) type of map that integrates time to destination as a visual overlay. As they describe their thought processes on this blog post (https://blog.mapbox.com/a-new-kind-of-map-its-about-time-7bd9f7916f7f), they sought to create a map that more reflects how people communicate… Continue Reading →
I think crochet patterns can be categorized similarly to how we categorized maps: representing objects spacially, but still in the realm of visual abstraction. This pattern shows the how the individual stitches are constructed in a shawl.