Monday, March 28, 2016

Nice small multiples by FT's John Burn-Murdoch

My lack of interest in any kind of sport is —I hope— well known at this point, as I've made jokes about it in both my books and this blog. That's why I consider it a big success when a sports infographic or data story grabs my attention and makes me feel that I really, really need to see it. It happens now and then; I remember this amazing animation by NYT from years ago, for instance.

Latest case: this project by FT's John Burn-Murdoch. I cannot comment on the quality of the data, or the soundness of the narrative built on top of it, but I'd like to highlight some of the many and very smart visual design choices: Notice the elegance of style, the nice use of small multiples, and the carefully crafted annotation layer. This made my day. And I will read it —even if I likely won't understand a word of it.