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How a genius election-related graphic came together
The other night, I posted this really amazing New York Times graphic breaking down the numerous roads to Electoral College victory Obama and Romney can take. Think the graphic was cool? Now here’s how they did it. In the words of the Times’ very own Mike Bostock:

The hard part of this graphic, implementation-wise, is the animated transition as you flip states. Although this is superficially similar to collapsible interactive trees I had implemented previously, it turned out to be more challenging due to the pruning below decision nodes. To assist my thinking, I sketched out a sample tree with eight different interactions and the corresponding animations. With examples, it was possible to generalize the behavior of the transitions and start the implementation.

Which road do you think the Electoral College is going to take?
— Ernie @ ShortFormBlog

Infographic creators aspire to create something this awesome. And here it is.

election:

How a genius election-related graphic came together

The other night, I posted this really amazing New York Times graphic breaking down the numerous roads to Electoral College victory Obama and Romney can take. Think the graphic was cool? Now here’s how they did it. In the words of the Times’ very own Mike Bostock:

The hard part of this graphic, implementation-wise, is the animated transition as you flip states. Although this is superficially similar to collapsible interactive trees I had implemented previously, it turned out to be more challenging due to the pruning below decision nodes. To assist my thinking, I sketched out a sample tree with eight different interactions and the corresponding animations. With examples, it was possible to generalize the behavior of the transitions and start the implementation.

Which road do you think the Electoral College is going to take?

— Ernie @ ShortFormBlog

Infographic creators aspire to create something this awesome. And here it is.

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November 5, 2012 // 19:20 // 1 year ago
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  4. abedasbatman reblogged this from gov and added:
    THIS IS AMAZING! :D this is what graphic design is all about in my opinion. turning raw information into something...
  5. rubyvroom reblogged this from gov and added:
    This is a pretty neat (and reassuring) graphic.
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  7. desivee13 reblogged this from gov and added:
    Pretty cool
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  14. hotelromeo reblogged this from gov and added:
    This is pretty neat and definitely fun to play with right after you’ve voted!
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  17. carisbrookdays reblogged this from gov and added:
    Don’t quote me on this, but the electoral college is even enough for me to say thank God we have MMP and I hate MMP....
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  19. elestoque reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    This is only the coolest graphic ever, and an incredibly interesting way to break up the electoral votes per candidate.
  20. katersprecious reblogged this from gov and added:
    So I know it doesn’t look it from the rest of my tumblr, but, as a Poli-Sci/Econ/Math major, this election has let me...
  21. hayesdavis reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    In case anyone wasn’t sure that Mike Bostock is a freaking genius.
  22. upsettingshorts reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    This is super cool. Will definitely have a tab open for it tomorrow night.