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February 13, 2015

Isn’t it great when creatives share the story behind their projects? We have been fortunate enough to have a lot of talented folks doing that, over at our guest post section – just this week we published three inspiring ones, by Alberto Lucas López, by Giovanni Magni and by Rozemarijn Oudejans.

But that’s the kind of post that it’s never too much, right? So, before we head out to our weekly selection of interactive visualizations, we’d like to recommend one other recent “making-of” post, written by The Washington Post’s Bonnie Berkowitz. The article explains the work that the graphics desk had to put on to create the illustrated history of the Super Bowl halftime show, in advance of Super Bowl XLIX – a project we featured in this same space, last week. Well worth the reading.

Now, here are the highlights of the week:

One way to Mars | The Washington Post

The first highlight goes precisely to The Washington Post, with the interactive special about the Mars One mission. More than 200,000 people from more than 140 countries applied to the one-way trip, a list that has been narrowed to 705 finalists. Graphic by Bonnie Berkowitz, Jessica Contrera, Richard Johnson and Emily Chow.

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic One way to Mars
(image: The Washington Post)

Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines | The Wall Street Journal

Well praised by the data visualization community, this work signed by The Wall Street Journal’s Tynan DeBold and Dov Friedman shows how the number of infected people generally declined after vaccines were introduced. You can explore the heat maps with the evolution of the infected population with different diseases, measured over 70-some years and across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century
(imagem: The Wall Street Journal)

HSBC Swiss bank operated like cash machine for rich clients | The Guardian

From information contained in leaked files from HSBC’s Swiss subsidiary, the Guardian has been able to reconstruct a diary of a year in the life of HSBC’s cash machine. Large cash transactions are a classic warning sign to bankers. But instead of blocking the withdrawals or even interrogating them, the bank repeatedly handed out packets of untraceable banknotes. Interactive report by David Leigh, James Ball, Juliette Garside and David Pegg.

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic HSBC Swiss bank operated like cash machine for rich clients
(image: The Guardian)

And now, all the other interactive graphics of the week:

20minutos 15 years | 20minutos

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 20minutos 15 years
(image: 20minutos)

Surviving street harassment in Mexico City | Fusion

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Surviving street harassment in Mexico City
(image: Fusion)

Marriage Mosaic: Evolution of Gay Unions in the U.S. | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Marriage Mosaic: Evolution of Gay Unions in the U.S.
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

Match the sound | Fusion

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Match the sound
(image: Fusion)

The duel of Madrid | Marca

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The duel of Madrid
(image: Marca)

Mean Streets 2014: Who We Lost, How They Lived | WNYC

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Mean Streets 2014: Who We Lost, How They Lived
(image: WNYC)

Track National Unemployment, Job Gains and Job Losses | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Track National Unemployment, Job Gains and Job Losses
(imagem: The Wall Street Journal)

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Messi’s goals with his ‘bad’ leg | Marca

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Messi's goals with his 'bad' leg
(image: Marca)

The Michael Jordan of… | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Michael Jordan of...
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

Midas King of football | Marca

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Midas King of football
(image: Marca)

Rugby 6 nations 2015 | Mundo Deportivo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Rugby 6 nations 2015
(image: Mundo Deportivo)

And from Brazil:

Public Representatives with ongoing criminal processes | G1

Captura de tela parcial do Infográfico interativo Deputados com processos criminais
(image: G1)

Crisis of 2015 | Estado de S. Paulo

Captura de tela parcial do Infográfico interativo Crises de 2015
(image: Estado de S. Paulo)

 

Time to close this selection, but we’ll be back next week with more Interactive Inspiration. Until then, have a look at all the examples of interactive visualizations and maps that we have on Pinterest.

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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