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2022 Special Category: COVID-19 Visualizations
Visualization & Information Design
Snows of the West
Snow is vital to the environmental health of the western United States. Unlike rainfall, it doesn't come as one burst that's here and then quickly gone. Instead, it tends to accrue over the winter...
The rise of red zones of risk
This story opened up the world of climate risk and insurance to an entirely new audience through stunning, easy-to-follow visualisations and an interactive search tool that put proprietary data...
Video documentation: https://vimeo.com/751860865 How did people live in the 8th century? In an impressive way, users of the interactive application "Viking Walks" embark on a digital tour of...
The Historical Marker Database tracks the location of markers that identify where historical events occurred. Many markers have since been reported, and in some cases confirmed, as missing. This...
This map was made by overlaying two publicly-available NASA maps showing light from cities at night. One map was recorded in 1992, the other in 2010. By overlaying and tinting them red and blue,...
Nepal After The Quake
After an earthquake (or any major disaster for that matter) it can take years to recover. It's been 4 years since the 2015 Nepal earthquake, and a large percentage of the homes have been...
This website renders every single road within a city. It uses OpenStreetMap public data and allows users to view roads of nearly all cities of the world, and if they so desire export them into SVG...
This is an information visualisation of the upcycle yard at our design college. Its official purpose is to collect scrap from around the college and then engage in recycling activities but it has...
Starving the Mekong
Environmentalists have warned for decades that Mekong River dams were threatening the natural flow of sediment – a centuries-old system delivering nutrient-rich mud down the 5,000-km waterway to...
How Would Your Child`s Life Story Unfold in a Different Country?
This interactive narrative aims to illustrate the contrasting disparities in the lives and opportunities of children in Eastern and Western Europe, using the metaphor of children's books. Not all...
How far can you drive in one hour in different European capitals? This visualization attempts to answer that question.
Hello, Sun. - Sun Tracking and Shadow Simulation AR app
Visualise the sun's position through the seasons and see the sunlight’s effect on your surroundings in augmented reality. With the 'Hello, Sun.' app you’ll never be left wondering where the sun is...
How much wastewater will be released from Fukushima?
Since the nuclear accident caused by a powerful earthquake in 2011, Japan has been storing a huge amount of contaminated wastewater in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Now that it almost...
In an era of rapidly changing cities and demographics, The Post wanted to measure the changes in race and ethnicity since the 1990s. To explore these national changes, we analyzed census data...
Rarau Mai Living City
An immersive exhibition focussing on the use data as a creative medium to tell stories about people & place. Our brief was to design an immersive permanent exhibition space that uses data to...
The Best Country In The World
Unhappy in your current locale? Delayed Gratification magazine compiled the definitive meta-list of global indices – ranking everything from press freedom and prosperity to happiness and the gender...
Is European industry cleaning up its act?
A data visualisation outlining the volume of air pollutants pumped out in Europe through industrial activities (e.g., burning fossil fuels, raising livestock etc.) and their relative scale and...
Uber Vs Cabs
All 4.5 million Uber pick-ups, and 82.4 million yellow cab pick-ups between April and September 2014. The rise of Uber is well documented, but the geographic complexity is often harder to see as...
Tracking Space Junk
Monitoring space junk is becoming more complicated as the number of errant items—and their risk of colliding—increases. Meanwhile, the stakes of doing this accurately are only getting higher with...
The Highest Peaks on Earth
An exploration into high altitude mountaineering. This project takes two different approaches to visualise data on the highest peaks on earth – one digital, one analogue. Drawing on data from...
Days and Nights
This data visualization gallery shows the sunrise and sunset times around the world. See how the night and daylight areas change during a two year period. To focus on the length of nights the y...
This Is How Unequally Distributed Income Is In Switzerland
By international standards, Switzerland is considered a country where income is relatively evenly distributed. But if you look at the numbers at a more granular level, it becomes clear that the...
The Geography Of China: Landforms And Terrain
This graph illustrates the nine major landforms and five major terrain types in China in the form of an infographic, also showing the formation of each landform and partial area ratio of terrain to...
Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba: Architecture throughout the years
For this project I designed an infographic about the Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba. The main inspiration for the project were architectural blueprints. I used different tools such as graphics,...
One Great Road
Any visualization is a Rorschach test with each viewer seeing something different. Although the era of geographic discoveries is long gone, each of us can still become an explorer via automatically...
Nonprofit groups and smaller businesses may not have what qualifies as “big data,” but their data still has important stories to tell. Centre for Cities is one such organization. A leading...
Tornado migrations can be mapped like birds or wildebeests or commuters. Like just about everything else on this amazing planet of ours, they have a seasonal circuit and an ebb and flow.
The US Climate Vulnerability Index
Climate justice means being fair to all, especially when dealing with climate change. The world is getting hotter, causing illness, destructive weather events, and financial difficulties. The...
The Once Frozen Frontier: The Hidden History of Sea-Ice Along the Northwest Passage
The Arctic seascape plays an important role in North American trade and defense; however, in recent years, the Arctic has undergone radical changes, altering current shipping routes and opening up...
AirQ Data Portal
AirQ visualizes near real-time data and historical data of concentration on particulate matter less than 2.5 microns (PM 2.5) in diameter in the air. The portal allows users to spot global...