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Cool interactive visual explainers

Using visualization to educate, explain and - why not?! - have some geeky fun

January 6, 2015

While pulling together our list of 100 favorite interactive visualizations and infographics released in 2014, we had the opportunity to revisit some very cool interactive “explainers”, in form of web applications and special pages from both publishers such as “The Guardian” and “National Geographic”, and individuals, designers and developers eager to build tools that help the community – or just have some geeky fun.

So, while we work hard wrapping up our lists with the interactive maps and print infographics that caught our attention during the year that just ended, we leave you with, in this quick post, our favorite visual explainers of 2014.

Hope you enjoy:

Solar System Builder | National Geographic

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Solar System Builder
(image: National Geographic)

Sorting | Carlo Zapponi

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Sorting
(image: Carlo Zapponi)

The refugee challenge: can you break into Fortress Europe? | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The refugee challenge: can you break into Fortress Europe?
(image: The Guardian)

Conditional probability | Victor Powell

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Conditional probability
(image: Victor Powell)

An interactive explanation of quadtrees | Jim Kang

Partial screen capture of the An interactive explanation of quadtrees
(image: Jim Kang)

Newton-Raphson Visualization (2D) | Daniel Korenblum

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Newton-Raphson Visualization (2D)
(image: Daniel Korenblum)

Interpreting Correlations | Kristoffer Magnusson

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Interpreting Correlations
(image: Kristoffer Magnusson)

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel – A tediously accurate map of the solar system | Josh Worth

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel
(image: Josh Worth)

(Via Mic)

 

Surely there are many more. Let us know on Twitter (@visualoop) what we missed here, and maybe we’ll do a follow-up. And stay tuned for the remaining posts with our favorites of 2014!

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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