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A practical combination of diagram and example. Simple is usually best.

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Very nice heat chart. I wonder what would happen if you filtered by geography? An awful lot of people I knew in northern NY were born 9 months after the cold dark winter.

More colorful Tableau version:

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History of Film

In: Culture

5 Nov 2012

I don’t know. These amorphous charts with somewhat arbitrary categorization and selection bias just don’t do it for me. They are nice for reminding you of films – and maybe that’s useful now that you can’t wander the isles of blockbuster anymore – but that’s about it.

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A lot bigger than I thought:

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So how are most of us doing in terms of achieving the “American Dream”?

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Explore the 165,068 murders in the US by where, when, how, and the circumstances. The subtotals next to the filter menu saves a lot of time.

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(Except for Florida – who doesn’t use the FBI’s guidelines for reporting homicide details)

No point to the arc or the dotted lines, but the content is kind of interesting. Who knew the Hindus were rich?

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Emotions are the result of how well reality meets up with your expectations. I go back and forth between liking this graphic and thinking the it’s a little too vague and disconnected.

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Design wise, I suppose the colors don’t really add anything – so sure, make it black.

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I thought the comparison with age of population was a smart addition.

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Some slick programming in this annotated exploration of 50 years of poverty statistics. Tough I’m not a fan of the pie charts, per se, the rollover drill down is a nice idea. Be sure to click on the small “change year” to bring up a timeline slider that updates in real time. Like I said – slick!

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Truck Timeline

In: Culture History

17 Jul 2012

Ok, confession time. I’m not posting this because it’s a great infographic or timeline. I’m posting it because I love vintage trucks. Particularly those in the 50s and 60s.

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I like dangerous traditions.

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