an unconventional way to approach info vis, but I think it’s so great– speaks volumes on the power of design to make two unrelated things complement and emphasize each other.
also, a super effective (because of its subtlety) approach to environmental awareness/ advocacy!
GOOD Magazine’s website published a video about how the “shockingly” little amount of space it would take to fuel America on solar panels. The video does a poor job of contextualizing and emphasizing relative and physical space compared to Ishmam’s map, but really cool that you both picked up on the same idea…
simple and effective visualization demonstrating the large pay gap between the mens’ and women’s US soccer teams
super delegates are super hard to understand. illustrations help– or, at least, make us less stressed out while trying to learn what they are.
by our guy, Larry Buchanan!
We talk a lot in class about the power of data visualizations to both inform and mislead. This is a great example of how a clean, simple, unchallenged design can hide several aspects of reality. FIFA has been implicated on several instances for encouraging and funding harmful development for mega sporting events, especially in developing nations. You would never know this from the sleek visualization posted on their website… it’s interactive, so play around with it a little
The design of the first headline (explaining that certain physical characteristics increase or decrease the risk of certain ailments) made it difficult to understand the first graphic immediately, but the other 2 visualizations (by gender and race) are better displayed while being especially problematic for the simplified world of information design. With no other data visible, the user has no insight into the science behind what might make a man, woman, or person of a particular race more likely to contract a certain illness that others, creating the potential for bias, stereotyping, and discrimination.
Public mural visualizing the numbers of Pi (3.14…..), complete with photos explaining the brainstorming and production process. I always wish I had more exposure in my high school to creative possibilities within STEM, and this example is moving in the right direction.
Super interesting concept, but some of the details (like how The Little Mermaid created a spike in Ariel being thought of as a girl’s name) are lost due to small text and cluttered aesthetics.
Otherwise, I really like how simple the design is– especially just listing every name so that the viewer can scroll around and see all of the options rather than having to click multiple times.