Dare To Design With Data
Numbers, data and information have an important story to tell. As Designers, they rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice. From information to insight to developing master narratives, here are my pics for Top 10 Data Visualization projects.
1. Changing the Math on Gerrymandering
2. Cassini’s Grand Tour
3. Lights On & Lights Out
Comparing NASA’s 2016 Earth At Night image to the 2012 version. Using a simple pixel-difference math bot, this map isolates places where lights have come on and where they have gone off. | +View Project
4. The Evolution of Trust
Nicky Case, explainer of systems in the real world, delved into game theory and the evolution of trust. | + View Project
5. Every total solar eclipse happening in your lifetime.
See how many total solar eclipses are left in your lifetime. | + View Project
6. It’s Not Your Imagination. Summers Are Getting Hotter.
The chart is based on data from James Hansen, a retired NASA climate scientist and professor at Columbia University, shows how summer temperatures have shifted toward more extreme heat over the past several decades. | + View Project
7. Visualizing Incomplete and Missing Data
A lot of time and research is put into making sure the data is as complete as it can be. But most of the time, the data you work with is not complete. There is missing data. Available values can be sparse across time and space the farther out you stretch. | + View Project
8. The Demographics of Others
HOW GROUPS OF PEOPLE LIVE | + View Project
9. What should districts look like? Goals based Redistricting of the congressional map
Each map has a different goal: one is designed to encourage competitive elections, and another to maximize the number of majority-minority districts | + View Project
10. The Voting Habits of Americans Like You
The electorate is increasingly divided…these fissures could grow even wider. New estimates of turnout & support for more than 8,000 different groups. | + View Project
Bonus Shot: 2017’s Biggest Fake News Stories
This data is designed with selected stories. It focusses on political stories. It filters out death hoaxes, tales of perverse titillation, made-up celebrity gossip and stuff that was plainly bonkers. Some of the biggest fake news stories of 2017. Source: Snopes.com | + View Project
In the emerging worlds of Ai and the IoT, there is something magical about great visualization that give users a fresh perspective, helps them determine what is the next best action or even secure a network from a security threat. As a designer, curating insightful data is just the first part of your job. The next step is to use artful data visualization or computational design to turn your numbers into something that delights, impresses and influences people’s behavior.
What are your favorite Data Viz projects, Books or teachers? Share your beautiful evidence.