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The most impressive interactive visualizations that we featured in 2015

December 11, 2015

The third installment of our favorite visualizations of 2015 is here, with the first part of the 100 most interesting visualizations that we brought to you in the Interactive Inspiration weekly column. Don’t miss the previous posts, with interactive maps and infographics printed in magazines and newspapers.

Ranging from projects developed by the top news organizations to ones created by other companies and independent designers, these picks stood out in the many we brought to you every week. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did preparing this post.

The State of the Union in emojis | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The State of the Union in emojis
(image: The Guardian)

A Half Century of Martian Invasions | National Geographic

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A Half Century of Martian Invasions
(image: National Geographic)

The Papers Most Discussed in 2014 | Scientific American

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Papers Most Discussed in 2014
(image: Scientific American)

Auschwitz | La Vanguardia

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Auschwitz
(image: La Vanguardia)

Every vaccine counts | GAVI

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Every vaccine counts
(image: GAVI)

2080 weeks of weather in Milan | Giovanni Magni

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 2080 weeks of weather in Milan
(image: Giovanni Magni)

An Illustrated history of the Superbowl halftime show | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic An Illustrated history of the Superbowl halftime show
(image: The Washington Post)

450 reasons to love Rio de Janeiro | O Globo

Captura de tela parcial do infográfico interativo 450 razões para amar o Rio
(image: O Globo)

Watch how the measles outbreak spreads when kids get vaccinated – and when they don’t | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Watch how the measles outbreak spreads when kids get vaccinated – and when they don't
(image: The Guardian)

Climbing the global debt mountain | Financial Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Climbing the global debt mountain
(image: The Financial Times)

The Monroe Palace | O Globo

Captura de tela parcial do infografico interativo Monroe | O Globo
(image: O Globo)

One way to Mars | The Washington Post

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

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

Nine Charts about Wealth Inequality in America | Urban Institute

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Nine Charts about Wealth Inequality in America
(image: Urban Institute)

Global land deals | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Global land deals
(image: The Guardian)

Election 2015: The Guardian poll projection | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Election 2015  The Guardian poll projection
(image: The Guardian)

The Changing Nature of Middle-Class Jobs | The New York Times

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Changing Nature of Middle-Class Jobs
(image: The New York Times)

A guide to sweeteners | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A guide to sweeteners
(image: The Washington Post)

Leonard Nimoy and Mr. Spock: An illustrated guide | Los Angeles Times

Partial screen capture of interactive infographic Leonard Nimoy and Mr. Spock  An illustrated guide
(image: The Los Angeles Times

The #Oscars Race on Twitter | Twitter

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic the #Oscars Race on Twitter
(image: Twitter)

How to Build an Oscar Winner | Bloomberg

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Oscars 2015: Does winning best director kill your career?
(image: Bloomberg)

Migration in the Netherlands | Roxana Torre

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Migration in the Netherlands
(image: Roxana Torre)

A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve
(image: The New York Times)

The Demolition of Workers’ Comp | ProPublica

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Demolition of Workers’ Comp
(image: ProPublica)

Top 100 Articles for Deletion Discussion on Wikipedia | Mark Jackson

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Top 100 Articles for Deletion Discussion on Wikipedia
(image: Mark Jackson)

An illustrated guide to all 456 deaths in “Game of Thrones” | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic An illustrated guide to all 456 deaths in Game of Thrones
(image: The Washington Post)

Close the Gap | Ri Liu

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Close the Gap
(image: Ri Liu)

Journey to the center of the Earth | BBC

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Journey to the center of the Earth
(image: BBC)

Tax Day: Are You Receiving a Marriage Penalty or Bonus? | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Tax Day: Are You Receiving a Marriage Penalty or Bonus?
(image: The New York Times)

Summer music “Festivalaganza” | USA Today

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Summer music festivalaganza
(image: USA Today)

Where the game’s always on | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Where the game’s always on
(image: The Washington Post)

Potential candidates in the race for 2016 | Associated Press

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Potential candidates in the race for 2016
(image: Associated Press)

The Master, Margarita, and Bulgakov’s Moscow | Ria.ru

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Master, Margarita, and Bulgakov’s Moscow
(image: Ria.ru)

History of Crayola Colors | Stephen Wagner

(image: Stephen Wagner)

Stereotropes | Bocoup

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic  Stereotropes
(image: Bocoup Data Visualization Team)

Is the Nasdaq in Another Bubble?| The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Is the Nasdaq in Another Bubble
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

How happy is your country? | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How happy is your country?
(image: The Washington Post)

50 Years of ‘Avengers’ Comic Book Covers Through Color | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 50 Years of 'Avengers' Comic Book Covers Through Color
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

How D.C. Metro grew over the years | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How D.C. Metro grew over the years
(image: The Washington Post)

China’s overseas investments | South China Morning Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic China’s overseas investments
(image: South China Morning Post)

Medical marijuana name game | The Los Angeles Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Medical marijuana name game
(image: The Los Angeles Times)

Cruise Control | ProPublica

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Cruise Control
(image: ProPublica)

Destiny Candy Crush | El Mundo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Destiny Candy Crush
(image: El Mundo)

This Is How Fast America Changes Its Mind | Bloomberg Business

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic This Is How Fast America Changes Its Mind
(image: Bloomberg Business)

Reach the Moon

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Reach the Moon
(image: Reach for the Moon)

Rank of the most populous cities at each census: 1790-1890 | Jim Vallandingham

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Rank of the most populous cities at each census: 1790-1890
(image: Jim Vallandingham)

The Complete History Of The NBA | FiveThirtyEight

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Complete History Of The NBA
(image: FiveThirtyEight)

In Pieces | Bryan James

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic In Pieces
(image: Bryan James)

The counted | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Oscars 2015 Does winning best director kill your career
(image: The Guardian)

Fallen.io | Neil Halloran

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Fallen.io
(image: Neil Halloran)

 

Time to close this first half of our list with the most interesting and engaging data visualizations of the year. We’ll return next Friday with the second part, but until then, explore 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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