Down in Louisiana, it's not the alligators you need to worry about. Water is engulfing the land at a frightening rate. Astonishingly, the US state is losing a football field of land every 48 minutes (that's 16 square miles a year) due to climate change, drilling and dredging for oil and gas, and failing levees on the Mississippi River. Losing Ground, posted on Propublica.org, is a brilliant piece of immersive (sorry) data visualization that includes interactive maps, and analysis of the various contributing factors. Check it out here.→
Choosing a school for your child is no easy task. It’s a veritable minefield out there and reading dozens upon dozens of mostly textual, multi-page school reports is time consuming and often confusing. Which is precisely why US-based educational body, The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) has launched a design challenge for US data visualizers to reimagine today’s school report cards and make them more accessible.
My School Information Design Challenge offers prizes totalling up to $35,000 for designers who employ the latest strategies in data visualization to ... →