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Interactive Inspiration [66]

The long awaited list with our 100 favorite interactive visualizations of the year

December 13, 2013

Friday’s finally here, and it’s been a fun and special week for us, revisiting hundreds of projects that were featured on Visual Loop during 2013 – it was our first full year of ‘existence’, and we launched several regular columns dedicated to interactive maps, print infographics, vintage visual goodies and news related to data visualization and data journalism.

Among those regular posts, Interactive Inspiration was always a favorite of our readers – in fact, its success was the reason we decided to create other spaces such as the ones mentioned above. Also, there’s no question that 2013 was a great year for interactive data visualization, both in the Media Industry and outside of it.

In addition to the ‘Snow Fall effect’, the growing popularity of free data visualization tools (Tableau and Infogr.am had a terrific year) and the rising number of professionals sharing tips and resources – including in MOOCs – are the main reasons we believe this was such a significant year. And if you consider the number of data visualization events that took place, all the books published and many challenges and competitions (so important for young information designers to get exposure and feedback), then there’s really nothing to question about the importance of 2013 for data visualization in general.

So, after showing you our picks of 100 interactive maps and 100 print infographics (the first parts, the second will be published next week), it’s time to share our favorite 100 data visualization projects of the year.

Some of these works have been featured here several times – for example, when we talked about the Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards we brought together two dozens projects selected in the Interactive category. And they were all pretty much mentioned inside the data visualization community, so perhaps you won’t find many surprises here.

But then again, we’re talking about 100 projects, so… The best thing to do is to scroll down and check out the first 50 interactive visualizations of this list.

Hope you enjoy!

NSA Files: Decoded | The Guardian

The NSA Files: Decoded | The Guardian
The NSA Files: Decoded | The Guardian

Redditviz – Reddit interest network | Randal Olson

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Redditviz - Reddit interest network
(image: Randal Olson)

Everything changed: JFK’s life and death | NBC News

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Everything changed:  JFK’s life and death
(image: NBC News)

Killing Kennedy | National Geography

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Killing Kennedy
(image: National Geography)

Doctor Who: 50 years of time travel in the TARDIS | BBC

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Doctor Who  50 years of time travel in the TARDIS
(image: BBC)

The 200 top-scoring reddit posts of all time | UK Data Explorer

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The 200 top-scoring reddit posts of all time
(image: UK Data Explorer)

The Comeback of Rafael Nadal | Game set map

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Comeback of Rafael Nadal
(image: Game set map)

Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project | Nelson Mandela Foundation

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project
(image: Nelson Mandela Foundation)

Behind the bloodshed | USA Today

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Behind the bloodshed
(image: USA Today)

Tracing the History of N.C.A.A. Conferences | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Tracing the History of N.C.A.A. Conferences
(image: The New York Times)

Gun laws in the US, state by state | The Guardian

Gun laws in the US, state by state
(image: The Guardian)

Women as Academic Authors, 1665-2010 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Women as Academic Authors, 1665-2010
(image: The Chronicle)

Football Bowl Wins by Conference | Statmilk

Football Bowl Wins by Conference
(image: Statmilk)

Billionaires of the World | Bloomberg

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Billionaires of the World
(image:Bloomberg )

U.S. Presidential Inaugural Speeches | Santiago Ortiz

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic U.S. Presidential Inaugural Speeches
(image:Santiago Ortiz )

Inventing Abstraction Network Diagram | MOMA

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Inventing Abstraction Network Diagram
(image:MOMA )

U.S Gun Murders in 2010 | Periscopic

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic U.S Gun Murders in 2010
(image:Periscopic )

Social Oscars | Brandwatch

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Social Oscars
(image:Brandwatch )

Bahrain: Two Years On | Ali Almossawi

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Bahrain Two Years On
(image:Ali Almossawi )

Twitter Company Conversations | Santiago Ortiz

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Twitter Company Conversations
(image:Santiago Ortiz )

Hugo Chavez | Tanea

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Hugo Chavez
(image:Tanea )

The Name of the (Holy) Father | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Name of the (Holy) Father
(image:The Wall Street Journal )

Out of Sight, Out of Mind | Pitch Interactive

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic  Out of Sight, Out of Mind
(image: Pitch Interactive)

David Ferrer: size doesn’t matter | 20.minutos

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic David Ferrer size doesn't matter
(image: 20.minutos)

A Graphic Tribute To ‘Game Of Thrones’ | Nigel Evan Dennis

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A Graphic Tribute To 'Game Of Thrones'
(image: Nigel Evan Dennis)

Personal Space | CNN

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Personal Space
(image:CNN )

Breaking down the 2014 budget | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Breaking down the 2014 budget
(image:The Washington Post)

7 Billion World | Worldometers

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 7 Billion World
(image: Worldometers)

Kepler’s Tally of Planets | New York Times

Partial screen capture of The New York Times' interactive infographic Kepler’s Tally of Planets
(image: The New York Times)

For the Elderly, Diseases That Overlap | New York Times

Partial screen capture of The New York Times' interactive infographic, For the Elderly, Diseases That Overlap
(image: The New York Times)

F1 history and champions | La Tercera

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic F1 history
(image: La Tercera)

Here is Today | Luke Twyman

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic, Here is Today
(image: Here is Today | Luke Twyman)

Film Strips | Adam Pearce

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic, Film Strips
(image: Film Strips | Adam Pearce)

Solar System exploration history | Olaf From

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic, Solar System exploration history
(image: Solar System exploration history | Olaf From)

Connected China | Reuters

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic, Connected China
(image: Connected China | Reuters)

Bolides | Carlo Zapponi

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic, Bolides
(image: Bolides | Carlo Zapponi)

Data Journalism Books | Yasiv

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic, Data Journalism books
(image: Data Journalism books | Yasiv)

Berlusconi, 20 years of lawsuits | Le Monde

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic, Berlusconi, 20 years of lawsuits
(image: Berlusconi, 20 years of lawsuits | Le Monde)

The Billion Dollar-o-Gram 2013 | Information is Beautiful

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Billion Dollar-o-Gram 2013
(image: Information is Beautiful)

A galaxy of Franchises | The New Yorker

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A galaxy of Franchises
(image: The New Yorker)

The Ultimate Spaceship Face-off | Slate

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Ultimate Spaceship Face-off
(image: Slate)

Cannes 2013 | In.gr

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic, Cannes 2013
(image: Cannes 2013 | In.gr)

Everest: 60 years on the top of the world | El Mundo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Everest 60 years on the top of the world
(image: El Mundo)

Previously, on Arrested Developments | NPR

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Previously, on Arrested Developments
(image: NPR)

Firestorm | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Firestorm
(image: The Guardian)

The Meteorite Hunt | Christian Gross

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Meteorite Hunt
(image: Christian Gross)

How a solar storm happens | 20 minutos

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How a solar storm happens
(image: 20 minutos)

How much is your personal data worth? | Financial Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How much is your personal data worth
(image: Financial Times)

Budgets of the 668 French Ministerial committees | Le Monde

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Budgets of the 668 French Ministerial committees
(image: Le Monde)

Startup Universe | Visual.ly

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Startup Universe
(image: Visual.ly)

 

That’s it for the first part of this post. Next Friday we’ll release the second half, and don’t forget that you can check out all the interactive visualizations that have been featured here on Visual Loop in this Pinterest board.

See you next week!

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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