This world map gives insights as to where the 20,000 foreign ICSR fighters are flying into to Syria from. Notice the size of the black arrows corresponding to the percentage of overall fighters. A visually interesting way to show the concern and urgency of the issue.
On March 17, come to class with 1 or 2 proposed specific projects – issues supported by data – and present proposals and relevant similar projects to group.
Reading for Tuesday, March 17
Critical InfoVis (Debbie, Ethan, Lauren – discussion leaders)
Trail of Silence data, Shak Greeley’s project
For instance, Global Road Deaths, below:
Justin Lee’s project:
Abigail Reynolds, Mount Fear, South London, (crime data visualization), below:
A series of books on all the Wiki Edits to the Iraq War page
Various dissections of cultural exports from famous individuals from different countries
While a lot of us tinker with responsive design, I thought this simple albeit traditional data visualization is a good balance of good design with a nice adjustable toolbox. I think my favorite part of this graph is the color palette – simple, balanced, and intuitive, as each the strength of the blue shades indicate the increases whereas the grey represents the status quo.
And you know, we should all save more. People under thirty-five in the US have a negative savings rate, so put that plastic back in your pocket. (David, you keep doing you – your generation seems to be doing okay.)