10 big questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past decade
Happy 10th anniversary to the Pew Research Center. Over the last 10 years, we have tackled some of the biggest questions America faces, including questions on topics like the American political landscape, millennials, the impact of the internet, and many more.
Another nice use of animated gifs for dataviz. Would love to learn how to do this.
My first dataviz work has been featured on knowmore.washingtonpost.com
There are a bunch of scores to visualize and to “play”.
See the source here: https://github.com/davideoliveri/ScoreToChart
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This post originally appeared on Northwestern University Knight Lab’s blog. This past fall, I spent time with the NPR News Apps team (now known as NPR Visuals) coding up some projects, working mainly as a visual/interaction designer. But in the last few months, I’ve been working on a project that involves scraping newspaper articles and Twitter APIs for data.
Scraping, mapping, and grabbing (from APIs). These are the three skills I recommend tech-inclined journalists to learn.
Freshly Updated Interactive Map of Ebola Outbreaks and Other Ebola Visualizations
The United States has no database of police shootings. There is no standardized process by which officers log when they’ve discharged their weapons and why. There is no central infrastructure for handling that information and making it public. Researchers, confronted with the reality that there are over 17,000 law enforcement agencies in the country, aren’t even sure how you’d go about setting one up. No one is keeping track of how many American citizens are shot by their police. This is crazy. This is governmental malpractice on a national scale. We’d like your help in changing this.
Kyle Wagner of Deadspin is trying to compile a list of every officer-involved shooting in the US, and he wants your help. Click through if you’ve got some time and Google-Fu.
As one of the creators put it, easy tools for creating data visualizations (Excel, Tableau) aren’t always very expressive. Tools like D3 are very expressive — but you have to write lots and lots of code. It’s hard.
Enter Lyra. Lyra puts a GUI on top of D3, and when you’re done, generates the code. It also puts out a flat JSON file in a format known as Vega. The cool thing about that? Vega is highly reusable. You can reuse a visualization simply by feeding it a different dataset. Cool.
Alexander Chen has created this amazing live data visualisation using MTA data. He calls the project Conductor.
The app tracks live trains as they leave stations on the NYC subway, applying rules to their paths that allows them to cross. Each time they cross they play chord. Creating an orchestra of audio art.
7 billion world
7 Billion World displays 7 billion people together on a single webpage. Developed by Worldometers - which themselves were originally posted in the good year of 2005 -, the web page itself is generated through some small programming code, yet is claimed to be 1 mile (1.6km) high and 800 feet (250m) wide, which is both horizontally and vertically scrollable.
Agnes Chavez creates algorithmic drawings from data, like this drawing of a forest. See more here.