Words spoken at the RNC/DNC

It might be a little late for an election infographic, but I thought this was interesting and helpful in visualizing platforms based on words said. It’d be interesting to compare the word content of candidates vs. the elected candidate in office to see if there is consistency.

P.S. See Mike Bostock’s other work here. I stumbled upon all this while looking for D3 tutorials.

Leaflet: Lightweight JS Library for Interactive Maps

I happened across Leaflet and it looked pretty useful for anyone interested in doing infographics in the future with interactive maps: http://leaflet.cloudmade.com.

From the website:
“Leaflet is a modern, lightweight open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by CloudMade to form the core of its next generation JavaScript API. Weighing just about 22kb of gzipped JS code, it still has all the features most developers ever need for online maps, while providing a fast, pleasant user experience.

It is built from the ground up to work efficiently and smoothly on both desktop and mobile platforms like iOS and Android, taking advantage of HTML5 and CSS3 on modern browsers. The focus is on usability, performance, small size, A-grade browser support, convention over configuration and an easy-to-use API. The OOP-based code of the library is designed to be modular, extensible and very easy to understand.”

Design Aesthetic: “Are FB Users More Trusting?”

I had a hard time finding a relevant infographic to my topic (mapping APA organizations at Penn), but I liked the purely aesthetic design of this infographic:

I like the way the designer uses color and shapes to draw out smaller data chunks from the overall visualization. Since my project will have a similar amount of levels of graphs for the project, I’ll likely refer to this as a design reference.

Also, as a side note, I found this a useful resource on the Visual.y blog: 30 places to find open data on the internet.