Visualizing word popularity

Visualizing word popularity

Visualizing word popularity: Scrollytelling, line graphs, micromaps, etc.   Another day, another visualization coming from Google News Lab, now in collaboration with Polygraph: The Year In Language 2016. It combines scrollytelling with multiple animated and interactive charts to highlight words which grew in popularity during 2016. Think of terms like “bigly” and ”gaslighting,” for instance. (Full disclosure: I’m a consultant for Google News Lab’s visualizations, as I’ve mentioned before.) My favorite part of The Year In Language 2016 is the linked micromaps at the bottom of the page. Here are the ones for the aforementioned words:

12 Best Data Visualization Blogs of 2016

12 Best Data Visualization Blogs of 2016

We love the data visualization community because it is passionate, knowledgeable, and opinionated. It can be hard to keep up with new trends and tools, which is why we are constantly checking in with our favorite influencers. Here is a list of 12 blogs and websites we love to visit, and you should too! 1) Storytelling with Data 2) Junk Charts 3) The Functional Art 4) Rock the VizComm 5) Our World in Data 6) Perceptual Edge 7) Infographics for the People 8) Complex Diagrams 9) Information is Beautiful 10) Randal S Olson 11) VizWiz 12) Data Revelations We hope you enjoy following these amazing data visualization blogs. Did we leave anybody out? Share your thoughts in the […]

9 DataViz Questions

NINE DATAVIZ QUESTIONS WITH TABLEAU JEDI CHANTILLY JAGGERNAUTH Q1: When did you get started in data visualization/infographics? What educational or career background did you previously have before you made your transition to the world of data visualization/infographics? Before discovering Tableau, I was a student at Howard University pursuing a degree in Management Information Systems. At the time, I envisioned my career as a User Interface Designer (UI/UX Designer) for Johnson and Johnson. However, that all changed during my junior year when my professor gave an assignment to analyze millions of rows of twitter data and present it through a meaningful story. The setback of the assignment was at this point […]

DataViz as History

DataViz as History

THE REVOLUTIONARY INFOGRAPHICS OF W.E.B. DU BOIS AND BOOKER T. WASHINGTON   (Photo Above) W.E.B. Du Bois at the 1900 Paris Exposition. (Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers/Library of Congress)   Data visualization techniques continue to provide popular tools for everyone from journalists, researchers and corporations to provide a better way to view often dense data and explain complex data in a more actionable way. However, as has been shown by me as well as others in the DataViz profession, they are not a new technology, as can be noted by John Snow’s use of them to map cholera cases in London in the mid-1800s as well as Charles Minard’s famous […]