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Cool Interactive experiments of 2014

Interactive infographics and visualizations to entertain and amuse

January 13, 2015

As we continue to look back at 2014, in search of the most interesting, coolest and useful pieces of content that came to our attention throughout the year, it’s only natural that we find projects that, despite being much less known and spoken of by the data visualization community than the ones of “The New York Times” or “The Washington Post”, have a certain “je ne sais quoi” to it, either it’s the project’s overall aesthetics, or the type of the data visualized.

Most of all, these projects show how wide the range of what visualization can be used for, outside the pressure of a client, a deadline or a predetermined tool to use. Self-promoting pieces, despite the low general value they might have, still play a determinant role in helping information designers test and expand their skills. Experimentation is at the core of this exciting time we are living in, so we gathered a couple of dozens of visual experiments that we had the opportunity to feature in our weekly “Interactive Inspiration” round ups, published every Friday.

Hope you enjoy this list:

The Hobbit | Natalia Bilenko, Asako Miyakawa

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Hobbit
(image: Natalia Bilenko, Asako Miyakawa)

Periodic Table of Storytelling | James Harris

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Periodic Table of Storytelling
(image: James Harris)

Graph TV | Kevin Wu

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Graph Ratings of Your Favorite TV Shows
(image: Kevin Wu)

Beer Viz | Divya Anand, Sonali Sharma, Evie Phan, Shreyas

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Beer Viz
(image: Divya Anand, Sonali Sharma, Evie Phan, Shreyas)

One Human Heartbeat | Jen Lowe

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic One Human Heartbat | Jen Lowe
(image: Jen Lowe)

We can do better | Ri Liu

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic We can do better
(image: Ri Liu)

F1 Scope | Michal Switala

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic F1 Scope
(image: Michal Świtala)

F1 Timeline | Peter Cook

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic F1 Timeline
(image: Peter Cook)

The Largest Vocabulary in Hip hop | Matt Daniels

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Largest Vocabulary in Hip hop
(image: Matt Daniels)

History of Rock in 100 Songs | Silicon Valley Data Science

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic History of Rock in 100 Songs
(image: Silicon Valley Data Science)

When sparks fly | Lam Thuy Vo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic When sparks fly
(image: Lam Thuy Vo)

The Colors of Motion | Charlie Clark

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Colors of Motion
(image: Charlie Clark)

World Food Clock | Luke Twyman

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic World Food Clock
(image: Luke Twyman)

(Via)

Score to Chart | Davide Oliveri

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Score to Chart
(image: Davide Oliveri)

Culturegraphy | Kim Albrecht

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Culturegraphy
(image: Kim Albrecht)

(Via Information Aesthetics)

The Big Picture | Giulio Fagiolini

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Big Picture
(image: Giulio Fagiolini)

(Via Density Design)

Commonwealth War Dead: First World War Visualised | James Offer

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Commonwealth War Dead: First World War Visualised
(image: James Offer)

(Via)

The Pianogram | Joey Cloud

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Pianogram
(image: Joey Cloud)

Faces per second in episodes of House of Cards TV Series | Virostatiq

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Faces per second in episodes of House of Cards TV Series
(image: Virostatiq)

History Words Flow | Santiago Ortiz

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic History Words Flow
(image: Santiago Ortiz)

Global Weirding | Cicero Bengler

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Global Weirding
(image: Cicero Bengler)

 

We’ll continue with our recap of 2014 these next few days, and in case you missed the post published so far, here they are:

And, please, let us know on Twitter (@visualoop) what we miss to make this particular post even more complete!

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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