Tanya Bibikova, head of the “Laboratory data” (platform for creation of interactive visualizations for different professions), compiled a list of the best visualizations of 2018. Rescue operation in the cave Thailanguage Natural disasters China Money and society of the City nature and the environment Sports Art let’s Start with the visualizations, dedicated to hot news and burning issues of 2018. Rescue operation in the cave Thailanguage Visual stories of salvation of the twelve young football players and their coach from flooded caves in Thailand, were published by many leading world media. My favorite article is “Lucky 13” from Reuters. They only showed the route of a rescue operation in a continuous circuit from the beginning to the end with all the challenges and technical solutions. There is also a clear map of the caves with a cross section of key points along the route, including the cavity under the name of “Pattaya beach”, so narrow that rescue workers removed the oxygen tanks to overcome it. Other noteworthy visual stories on this topic: new York times, the guardian, South China post. The natural disaster In may on the largest of the Hawaiian Islands was an unusual gas or metricheskie — the eruption of Kilauea volcano and opened a crack in a residential area Leilani-estates, through which flowed the lava. Good material about this in the Washington post. There and elegant card, and a clear schematic explanation of the mechanism of eruption and time sweep the fallen lava level in the lava lake of halemaumau crater, and an exciting video of the lava fountains, and the most eloquent, in my opinion, visualization — here is a picture of an erupting fissure in a quiet residential area at the intersection of Launy and Leilani: In may, the new York times analyzed the regions most prone to natural disasters: In September, they published a fascinating visualization of hurricane Florence, And in November — the story of a forest fire that destroyed the town of Paradise in California: This visualization successfully befriended the spatial and temporal dimension, and a very impressive scrolling works (see original). China In 2018, China continued to build roads, bridges, dams, gas and oil prevodovy, heat, hydro, and nuclear power plants around the world. New York times, the guardian, Bloomberg and other media visualize the scale of construction, analyze the strategic objectives of China and the “debt trap” in which there are partner countries. Journalists Reuters has published a visual investigation around the features that are supposedly Chinese camps for Muslim prisoners. In the article “Tracking China’s Muslim Gulag” they analyze satellite images and photos of the objects and draw conclusions about the increase in both the number of camps and their sizes. The conclusions are supported by compelling graphics: Here’s a cool trick — bypass perimeter at scrollo: South China morning post Chinese dilutes the subject material about rich Asians with a series of visualizations of different degree of severity: Money and society is Ingenious in its simplicity, visualization of land use in the United States: Breaking the map into small squares and placing them on the designation of land within the maps, the authors have made the metaphor clear to any American student. Whether it be forests, pastures or agricultural lands, all these areas can now be “measured” in the States. It would be interesting to look at the same visualization on native open spaces. Comedian visualization on “trillion” milestone Apple: visualize has a very nice mechanics, which is not to transmit static images — a cross between Tetris and “pencil physics” (Crayon Physics). Insanely beautiful idea from “national geographic” waves of immigration are shown as annual tree rings: Colored peaks across sectors, the influx of immigrants from different parts of the world. A “magnifying glass” shows that the graph is composed of atoms, dashes, each dash — 100 “single-color” immigrants. Due to this fragmentation, the format works and by States: Another visualization on the topic of immigration refutes the link between immigration and crime: Please note, as a lot of graphics work together without turning into mush. City Deep and extraordinary study of street names in German cities: I read the German article, translated browser English. In the English version of the article on the website most of the “yummy” was not included. Study of the causes of delays in the new York subway with animated explanations and detailed interactive model demonstrates the causes of the transport crisis: the sixth visualization from the new York times is likely to work the restriction on viewing. If you do not plan to subscribe, use the mode “Incognito”. One more effective city visualization — seismic skyscrapers of San Francisco: the Evolution of metro in cities in China from 1990 to 2020 in the format of GIF: Nature and ecology of the Elegant card with the first leaves shows early or late spring comes at different regions of the US compared to 50 years ago: a Remarkable example of the literal encoding is all over the map “bloom” of the first leaves. Here the picture for years over the last 35 years. It is seen that although the “average hospital” spring is coming earlier, differ among themselves quite considerably, both in one and in the other direction: In the same article there is a schedule of the cherry blossom-petals. I wonder how accurate was the forecast for 2018? Poster and interactive visualization of marine pollution with plastic: the map shows three slices of the data: countries shaded in the brighter, the more plastic waste is produced, light yellow funnel in the mouths of rivers indicate how many plastic brings the river into the open sea, and the circles in the ocean is a floating garbage patch of plastic debris. Please note that the lack of circles means no waste. Region where research vessels have not found plastic, are shown as black dots, and not so much compared with the reported “trash heaps”. Touching images of seven endangered species, which have so little that all their representatives are placed in the subway: where dry number most likely would have left the reader indifferent, the author found clear, vivid and close to most of the metaphor and made it expressive form. Interesting project “Celestial figures”, which gathered together 28 different systems of the constellation of world cultures: All the inhabitants of the Earth at all times looking at the same starry sky. In many cultures the stars were joined in celestial figures. For visualization you can look at the sky through the eyes of the Arabs, Chinese, Egyptians, Hindus, Aztecs and other peoples as well as to see the constellations that are associated in different cultures with the same stars. Sports Winter Olympics as usual rich on the schedule, but remarkable visualizations, I managed to find not so much. The most interesting seemed to me the story with a graphic explanation of complex tricks skaters, skiers and snowboarders it is common, but no less exciting racing format: storyboard: In the last Olympics the new York times used a brilliant live preview of the competition. This year the images become more detailed, while retaining the brevity of the output format: Render, which forever closed the question of the championship medals, calculates the place in the list for all sorts of systems from the “all medals are the same” to “only gold matters”: the Entire world Cup, beginning with one-eighth-finals: Very good shown how in the course of the game have changed the odds of winning team. Art is Controversial, but amusing analysis of the summer hits from the 1970s to 2018: Author of “lays” composition by selected characteristics of six-vectors, and comparing the profiles to each other, makes the conclusion that musical diversity in the 2000s is virtually nonexistent. To methodology a lot of questions: why only summer hits, why these vectors and this is six, how subjective and measured scores, “akusticheski” and “gayness”, but overall, interesting idea and implementation. Masterpiece painting with the analysis of the works of Pablo Picasso: Creators imaging identified 12 key themes of the artist’s work, divided more than 8 thousand works on the themes and sub-themes on a large canvas marked out region, the shape of which resembles the artist’s style, and the area is proportional to the number of papers on the subject, and painted over the area with oil paints. It turned out an impressive four-foot pattern-gram. Stage costumes of David Bowie in the format of augmented reality: a Tour of scenic images of the musician for the four most fabulous costumes, of course, difficult to call data visualization in the classic sense of the word. But such a density of information (form, fit, materials, details, texture fabric, which I think you can touch), as these 3D models can not boast of each visualization. The universe fifty chapters of the manga “Sakura Cardcaptor”: I don’t really like this spun in a circle format, but there are a lot of nice details and it is clear that visualization is done with love for the subject, and this is perhaps the most important thing ❤ I In conclusion, I’d like to share our collaboration with the “T—W”: On the basis of the indicated wishes, opportunities and constraints, the calculator uses the best for the user scenario of buying an apartment in Moscow: rent and save, or get a mortgage. In 2018, in addition to the separate visualizations were a lot of stories, investigations, and just the articles in which interactive graphics have met many times in the course of the narrative. But the best examples of one material had multiple relevant, high-quality and sophisticated visualizations. Moreover, we used 3D models and augmented reality, which tools from the “wow-effect” turn into useful workhorses. To observe these changes is nice. For those interested in collection of past years can be viewed in the blog.
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