Readers: As anyone currently on social media knows, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has turned into a fun and successful way to help fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS. From neighborhood driveways and city streets to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, people everywhere can be seen dumping buckets of ice water on their heads to raise awareness […]

Readers: Today I am going to show you a fantastic choropleth map created by Matthew Bloch, Matthew Ericson and Tom Giratikanon from The New York Times. Their graph maps poverty in America. Now, before we look at the map, let’s discuss what a choropleth map is. Best regards, Michael Choropleth Map A choropleth map (Greek […]

In the December 28, 2013 digital edition of The Washington Post, Kennedy Elliott and Dan Balz published an interactive data visualization titled Party Control by State. The recent gridlock in Congress has been blamed on political polarity — increasingly antagonistic political ideologies among Democrats and Republicans, with neither party in full control. But states are circumventing […]

Source: BETSY MASON, 11/20/2013, WIRED There is a temptation with any kind of data that has a geographical aspect to display it on a map. While maps are by far the best way to convey many of these data, sometimes they are not. This is one of those times. Even though data on migration between states […]

I though this interactive infographic from The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) was interesting in that it shows you visually how to “follow the money.” The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is an active global network of 160 reporters in more than 60 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. Founded in 1997, ICIJ was launched as […]

I am currently finishing my MOOC course, Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization, taught by the Father of Infographics, Alberto Cairo. One of my classmates posted the link to this infographic YouTube video on the Wealth Inequality in America. Since it was posted in November (November 20th, 2012), I am unsure if they did it […]

I actually remember seeing this when I was a little boy. Michael Bentine explains why it would be madness for Britain to join the Common Market, while all hell breaks loose behind him thanks to a bit of Biographic genius.  Keen-eyed Bob Godfrey connoisseurs may recognise the cutout figures and vehicles from the ‘chase’ section […]