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.
Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data
Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.
How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown
We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.
How Much the Everyday Changes When You Have Kids
I compared time use for those with children under 18 against those without. Here’s where the minutes go.