Best Data Visualization Projects of 2022
Every year I pick my favorite data visualization projects, which tend to cover a wide range of purposes, but generally speaking, are typically for presentation. Here are my favorites for 2022.
Best Book Series About Historical Figures in Visualization
Information Graphic Visionaries
Best Self-Referencing Text to Explain Itself
What makes writing more readable?
Best Mashup of a Recurring Dataset and a Standard Globe for Something New
Hub and Spoke
Best Revealing of Patterns with Many Shapes
How America Lost One Million People
Best Dumb Charts About Nothing
Pie Graphs of Dogs
Best Blend of Old and New
Why Arctic fires are releasing more carbon than ever
Best Game of Miniature Golf to Talk About Gerrymandering
Play mini golf to see how
politicians tilt elections using maps
Gerrymandering has gotten out of hand, but it’ll keep going until people care. For The Washington Post, Dylan Moriarty and Joe Fox made a miniature golf game to demonstrate the increasingly odd borders. [See the Project / On FlowingData]
Best Depiction of Sound with Illustrations
You may have hearing loss and not know it. Here’s what it sounds like.
Best Combination of Polling and Absurdity for Fun On the Internet
Absurd Trolley Problems
Neal Agarwal makes fun things for the internet. Along with the trolley project, Agarwal also provided a place to review everything on Earth, a scientifically accurate asteroid simulator, and polling to settle all the internet debates. [See the Project / On FlowingData]
Best Enthusiasm for Answering Statistics Questions from Random People
Statistician Answers Stats Questions From Twitter
Hoping for more quirk and randomness in 2023.
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How to Make an Animated Pyramid Chart with D3.js
Compare distributions side-by-side with a pyramid chart. Observe the change over the years by animating it.
How to Make Your Own Twitter Bot – Python Implementation
Following up on my post last week about using Twitter …
How to Make Bubble Charts
Ever since Hans Rosling presented a motion chart to tell his story of the wealth and health of nations, there has been an affinity for proportional bubbles on an x-y axis. This tutorial is for the static version of the motion chart: the bubble chart.
Seeing How Much We Ate Over the Years
How long will chicken reign supreme? Who wins between lemon and lime? Is nonfat ice cream really ice cream? Does grapefruit ever make a comeback? Find out in these charts.
How the American Work Day Changed in 15 Years
The American Time Use Survey recently released results for 2018. That makes 15 years of data. What’s different? What’s the same?
Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically
There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.