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2022 Special Category: COVID-19 Visualizations
Visualization & Information Design
___ is more: Millennials versus Baby Boomers
___ is more? For Millennials and Baby Boomers, there is a clear divide between those who prioritize personal experiences versus financial stability as the "more" that they value. This piece won...
U2 Tours 1979-2015 - 35 Years & 900,000 Kilometers
Bernwood & Steinward used data that have been gathered by the fantastic fan website u2gigs.com. This fan collective has collected all the data of U2 shows from the early years until the most...
The Cley Square
A visualisation of the birds sighted in north Norfolk nature reserves.
Visualising Futuristic Technology for National Geographic Channel's Year Million
When National Geographic Channel commissioned Year Million, a 6-part docudrama looking at how humans will live a million years from now, Radical Media tapped Territory to visualise the futuristic...
Buenos Aires Transit Diagram
Design of the Buenos Aires Transit Diagram. This huge metropolis is home to 12 million people, and for the first time, a single unified diagram includes the Metro, commuter Trains, BRT and its...
Los momentos del vino (The wine moments)
This infographic shows a report of white wine and another one of red wine. It is published in a digital newspaper of tourism, leisure and gastronomy. Each report explains what there is to know...
What Is Information Design
How do you pronounce “GIF”?
It depends on where you live
The Trade in Plastic Waste
Plastic is ubiquitous in our everyday lives – so much that we cannot imagine living without it, nor see how dependent we have become on it. Plastic is in almost everything. Plastic production...
The Return of the Big Screen
In 1984 Apple introduced Macintosh for the first time. In the 1984 ad, the big screen, which was presented as a metaphor for collectivism and censorship, was broken down into small individual...
This is a project that worked on a digital remix of Stephanie Posavec and Giorga Lupi’s acclaimed “Dear Data” project, drawing inspiration from the analog data graphics to develop novel dynamic and...
Are you sure you want to smoke?
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death all over the world. In Italy smoking cause the death of c.a 83.000 people every year. Nowdays, thanks to social advertising, everybody knows that...
What Is Coral Bleaching?
While more and more is being seen on the changing state of coral reefs around the world like the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia, we reported on a smaller nearby reef in New Caledonia...
How Common is Your Birthday?
It’s baby season in America, with September the busiest month for births on average in the last two decades. So it seemed like the right time to remix this blog’s most-popular post: How Common is...
The Space Race to Total Connectivity
According to "How Stuff Works", the Internet of Things, or IoT, “consists of all the web-enabled devices that collect, send, and act on data they acquire from their surrounding environments using...
Mapping the Manifestos
The platforms of Britain’s main parties offer voters areas of overlap and clear blue water.
The Topography of Trees
Standard solid-color blob maps of individual tree species show where a particular tree might be found; this is why they’re useful in field guides. But in order to show the higher-level patterns of...
The Shadow Peace - The Nuclear Threat
The Shadow Peace is a documentary series that asks thought-provoking questions about war, peace, and humanity using a unique form of cinematic data visualization. The first episode, "The Nuclear...
How to create the largest geographic art installation in the world? Answer: PI We begin this process by hand casting individual sculptures of the numerical sequence of PI. As the work...
Collectively sick. Or not?
This browser-based computer simulation lets the reader explore for themselves how various infectious diseases spread and what the effect of vaccination is. It demonstrates that the decision to...
The Internet Muggles Project
The development of malware has become more and more unpredictable in recent years. This indicates that the prevention of malware infection would become more difficult. It draws attention with...
US Goods Trade with the World
This is my analysis of US international goods trade based on data provided by USA Trade Online, part of the Department of Commerce, as available in February 2017. The graphic shows the relative...
This project is about the revival of the ancient Incan Quipu. Quipu is a recording device used by the Incas for collecting and keeping track of data. It consists of cords containing numeric and...
One Angry Bird
The inaugural address contains the first words uttered by a new president. It is an untarnished moment during which the American leader can set the presidential tone, inspire a country, put an...
The Geographic Divide of Oscar Films
Last year, The New York Times mapped 50 TV shows’ popularity by zip code. Here are similar maps for Oscar-nominated films in 2017.
The Discworld, Visualised
A timeline of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and which books each of the most popular characters appears in.
Venezuela's fortunes rise and fall with the price of oil, and when crude prices tanked in 2014, its economy was thrown into chaos. A government that had relied on oil revenues to fund social...
Who's Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?
The Standing Rock Sioux are inspiring the world with their resistance against the pipeline. But it’s not just Big Oil and Gas that they’re opposing.
How do people search for candidates and political topics? And what are they really interested in? Wahl 2Q17 uses Google Trends to visualize the Google Search interest in the top candidates of the...
How to finish a novel: tracking a book's progress from idea to completion
Presenting data from an app that author Wyl Menmuir used to help him write his Booker-longlisted debut, which gives insights into how it was done.