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Felix Baumgartner’s Fall

This story is a bit old at this point, but this is a graphic I had seen ahead of Felix Baumgartner’s record-setting fall from the stratosphere. I think that in the lead up to the event, there was a lot of talk about how incredible this fall would be, but little in terms of the … Continue reading

Interactive Graphic example

During the election season, there are so many election graphics that you can find blue and red everywhere. Som of them are traditional bar chart or pie chart, but more often than not, they design interactive graphics to attract attentions. I find a graphic I like a lot called USA TODAY/Twitter Election Meter. I think … Continue reading

Impressed by The Scale of the Universe

The Scale of the Universe is an interactive infographic that allows you to scroll through data from smallest quantum foam, all the way to the estimated size of the entire universe as a whole.   from this website: http://scaleofuniverse.com     This interactive graphic is so amazing and I spent a good hour just scrolling through, … Continue reading

Learn about the government spending

You can learn a lot about how the federal stimulus money has been spent at Recovery.gov. The Recipient Projects database and interactive map lets you see where money was spent, the companies that received it, the types of projects they applied it to, and more. Along with an interactive map, the data is illustrated with … Continue reading

Slicing and dicing Obama’s budget

So, this infographic was my ultimate inspiration for my final project. It offers four ways to slice Obama’s proposed budget, and it came out in February.  I really like the way this is initially presented. It’s polished, informative and really demands your attention. With that said, I think there is a lot that could be … Continue reading

Innovative ways to track the history

Interactive graphics brings more interactivity and fun to data reporting, which often is seen as boring and hard to understand. I am really impressed by some of the work done by New York Times, as they can always think about new and innovative ways to illustrate data and ideas. As an example, this piece published … Continue reading

All My Friends are Taking Engineering Jobs and I’m Making Minimum Wage

Sweaty palms, increased heart rate, sinking pit in your stomach. If you’re a journalism major you’ve probably experienced this feeling when you’re about to miss deadline and/or when you see all your friends who went into scientific fields posting about accepting job offers on Facebook. Not speaking from experience or anything ( but why, WHY … Continue reading

A graphic that needs more design

This interactive graphic was published by the Telegraph on Oct. 26 after the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, made its debut. I chose it simply because it’s a break from many recent interactive graphics on Hurricane Sandy. It’s simple and not very important, but it’s lighthearted. I like it because it refreshes my memory of … Continue reading

[Interactive Graphic] Simple and Easy Information Selection

I have seen a lot of interactive graphics online, and I am really impressed by some of the interactive maps with tremendous information and data behind it. But sometimes, it’s easy to get lost when you can just hover over each county, or each small region and get some information for each one of them. … Continue reading

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Well, per usual, I got mixed up and forgot this was due a while ago and didn’t notice until I went to write the latest blog post …and discovered I never did the last assignment. We talk a lot about “bad” infographics will be things like lists, just not visual or hard to understand. This … Continue reading