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
Sorting | Carlo Zapponi
The refugee challenge: can you break into Fortress Europe? | The Guardian
Conditional probability | Victor Powell
An interactive explanation of quadtrees | Jim Kang
Newton-Raphson Visualization (2D) | Daniel Korenblum
Interpreting Correlations | Kristoffer Magnusson
If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel – A tediously accurate map of the solar system | Josh Worth
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!