Each glowing etch on this map represents the path of a tornado tracked in the last 56 years by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The sitting Congress has the most women of any in history. Artist Emily Nemens is capturing each of them in paint, and using their likenesses in graphics to show how far we still have to go to bring gender equality to Washington.
The women of Congress, in fabulous watercolor infographics
"Hygge" (Danish): Comfort and coziness. The feeling of enjoying food and drink with friends and family.
Infographic: 19 emotions for which English has no words
Every Wikipedia entry has an optional feature we take for granted—geotagging. An entry on the Lincoln Memorial will be linked to its specific latitude and longitude in Washington D.C. On any individual post, this may or may not be a useful thing. But what about looking at these locations en masse?
That was a question asked by data viz specialist and programmer Olivier Beauchesne. To find out, he downloaded all of Wikipedia (it’s open-source, after all) then used an algorithm that would assemble 300 topical clusters from popular, related keywords. Then he placed the location of each article in these topical clusters on a map. What he found was astounding.
“Eventually, Beauchesne’s maps evolve to something more than the locations of everything in the world. They become the locations of, quite simply, everything we know.”
Like all the infographics and dataviz you’ve been seeing in your feed?
Here are 5 tools for creating infographics and visualizations:
Here are 2 tools for diagrams and wireframing:
And here are 3 tools for other types of visual communication:
1. Make a video like the RSA Animated Series.
2. Make a timeline with Timeline JS
3. Or put together a remote presentation with Present.me
HOW DO YOU DEPICT THE 400,000 YEARS OF LIFE LOST TO GUNS ANNUALLY? NOT BY AGGREGATING, BUT BY SHOWING EACH LIFE AS A DISCRETE LINE.
“We’re hoping that people will see these individual victims,” the team tells Co.Design. “We’re not looking at aggregate numbers. We’re not trying to analyze this data. This data was living and breathing, and has now been extinguished. We’re hoping to keep their flames living on in the hearts of others.”
That word “flame” plays out literally. A black background is cut with a burning orange or yellow arc of light (a person’s life). Upon death, they fall from the sky, and a “ghost lift” line finishes their trajectory. It’s absolutely cutting to look at, especially after a few moments, when the graphic just inundates you with lost life—what adds up to 400,000 years of living, taken by bullets.
This stunning visualization by Periscopic makes the sad numbers behind gun deaths more tangible.
In one awesome illustration, you can catch up on the 20 biggest events of the Internet in the last year. The bad news is each and every item is coded inside a puzzle.
Now in its third year, Twenty Things That Happened on the Internet(20things) recounts a whole year of online culture within one epic print. Illustrated by Sebastien Feraut and promoted by the Syzygy Group, it’s pretty much the equivalent to pouring Pixy Sticks into your eyeballs or watching about 30 seconds of Japanese prime-time television. In other words, it’s fantastic as long as you’re wearing eye protection.
Can you guess what 2012 happening this is?
What emoticon will be on your January 31, 2013?
Check out this interactive map of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation.
Click the image to find out how the world might (really) end.
Holy branding, Batman! Click here to see the full infographic detailing the evolution of this iconic logo.
John Nelson’s infographic, “Five Years of Traffic Fatalities,” comprises charts and maps made with little more than Excel spreadsheets.