The Graphic Continuum

Analysis from Pew Research Center suggests that, overall, only 63 per cent of American adults can correctly interpret a scatter plot, a relatively common type of chart for showing the relationship between two variables. The figure was higher (79 per cent) for college graduates, but only half of those with a high school education or less could read the chart correctly.

To address the missing link in chart education, Mr Schwabish has worked with designer Severino Ribecca to produce the Graphic Continuum. He describes it as a “thought starter” for developing ideas that result in better charts: “It’s an answer to the common question ‘what graph should I make with these data?’”. By introducing a much wider range of charts than many people are familiar with (nearly 90), the Graphic Continuum also helps to guard against xenographphobia, a term used by the journalist Maarten Lambrechts to describe a fear of unusual graphics.

Source: Financial Times

Uber’s new tool on traffic data mapping helps municipal decision-making

Uber’s new tool, Movement, gives cities a mind-bogglingly detailed view of traffic patterns

Uber’s new tool, Movement, gives cities a mind-bogglingly detailed view of traffic patterns

Uber has launched a new interactive tool, Movement, which maps travel times with the company's vast store of ride data. The site allows users to measure travel times between various parts of a city, tracking how those trips get faster or slower over time.

The site is the first public tool from Uber’s internal team for civic data tools, a group known internally as Project Metropolis. The group hopes to assist city governments to make more informed transit decisions with the company's massive store of rider data. The tool currently contains data on Washington, DC, Sydney, and Manila at launch. The company plans to expand the tool to every major city where the company operates.

Source: The Verge

 

 

Words spoken at the RNC/DNC

DNC
DNC

It might be a little late for an election infographic, but I thought this was interesting and helpful in visualizing platforms based on words said. It'd be interesting to compare the word content of candidates vs. the elected candidate in office to see if there is consistency.

RNC
RNC

P.S. See Mike Bostock's other work here. I stumbled upon all this while looking for D3 tutorials.

Poop Chart

This is a visualization of the color of my daughter's bowel movements as her diet changed over the first 20 days of life.Dots are watercolor paint on cotton paper approximating color. More about the change in poop color over the first days is here.

poop-chart
poop-chart

Sensory Mapping

finalart
finalart

This is an interesting take on mapping... I don't exactly know how the data was measured (probably a little subjective) but it's nevertheless an innovative way of visualizing the experience of riding an airplane. Check it out!

What is your candidate worth?

Found this interesting infographic mapping out the net worth of each candidate. The article accompanying it talks a bit more about Mitt Romney and his income from previous years. http://www.good.is/post/who-cares-about-romney-s-money-what-matters-is-how-he-d-tax-it/

transparency
transparency

Jing, could you please contact the designers - MGMT Design - and ask them to cite sources for this graphic? thanks, David

Sources:

Huffington Post

ABC News

Fox News

Fox News

Huffington Post

Wikipedia

TweetStats!

Example
Example

TweetStats is an easy-to-use web app that aggregates individual twitter information into usage graphs and word clouds. If you're a twitter user you should definitely check it out, it's really interesting. Apparently I tweet the most on Fridays at 9pm.