I don’t want to dive into the politics here, but there is definitely consensus that the recent Trump victory shocked many analysts and pollsters. Out of that have come a slew of maps and statistical analyses showing how he won and some of them utilize interesting techniques to show what some were all missing/didn’t expect in the months leading up to the election.
New York Times interactive scrolling map utilizing arrows of different sizes to show the difference in performance from Mitt Romney last election. It also calls out particular insights through scrolling.
Five-Thirty-Eight reshaped the U.S. map to provide a more accurate visual view of the electoral votes in each state. It tries to solve some of the issues outlined in the Vox Election Mapping video below:
This study breaks down screenplays by gender. I believe somebody was interested in doing something similar for their final project so this might be a neat resource.
A cartographer visualized the theoretical view from the shoreline of countries by mapping straight-lines from the specific curved angle of each point. The results are visually striking although they may not be useful.
An interesting comparison of flight patterns visualized with animation.
An artist created a video visualization of nuclear detonations from 1945 onwards. It is interesting to remember about how the medium opens up the types of signals artists can use to express the data– in this case the artist utilizes sound and visuals in tandem.
Trinity from Orbital Mechanics on Vimeo.
Beginning sketches paired with the finished graphic for shipwrecks over time compared to population.
FiveThirtyEight has an interactive graphic which segments voter groups and shows how different breakdowns of voter turnout and Republican vs Democrat ratios will swing states red or blue.
These visualizations of the Golden State Warriors NBA data from last year shows off multivariate analysis of space, comparison to other teams/each other, quantity and success rate in a few simple graphics.
This article analyzing the State of the Union Addresses over time utilizes an interesting matrix visualization to show similarity between different addresses. I especially like how you can drill down or look at it broadly through this pixel like method.