Monday, June 11, 2018

Transitions in visualization

I'm a fan of animation in data visualization when used for meaningful transitions. A good example is the latest project in the ongoing collaboration with the Google News Initiative (read more about it in the previous post,) which visualizes search interest in the upcoming Mexican elections. It was designed by Yosune Chamizo and Gilberto León.

Here's a transition between a geographical map and semi-equal area cartogram:

And here's a transition between a map and a chart (we're still working on making the proportions 100% accurate):

Finally, I'd like to mention this animated histogram by the Financial Times, which I'll probably showcase in my upcoming book: