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.
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.
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.
And now, all the other interactive graphics of the week:
20minutos 15 years | 20minutos
Surviving street harassment in Mexico City | Fusion
Marriage Mosaic: Evolution of Gay Unions in the U.S. | The Wall Street Journal
Match the sound | Fusion
The duel of Madrid | Marca
Mean Streets 2014: Who We Lost, How They Lived | WNYC
Track National Unemployment, Job Gains and Job Losses | The Wall Street Journal
Messi’s goals with his ‘bad’ leg | Marca
The Michael Jordan of… | The Wall Street Journal
Midas King of football | Marca
Rugby 6 nations 2015 | Mundo Deportivo
And from Brazil:
Public Representatives with ongoing criminal processes | G1
Crisis of 2015 | 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.