We searched on the internet and found a horizontal infographic just to show you guys what can be done with this panorama thingy. Unfortunately, it’s from Microsoft. But whatevs! It still looks awesome, right?
The chip is about the size of a business card, yet is able to turn about 50 test results into a live, physical bar chart that can be readily read out. This unique feature is achieved by linking a concentration measurement with a proportional production of oxygen, with then causes ink (not blood!) to be displaced along a thin channel in the device.
Raise your hand if your blood helped inspire an infographic today.
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?
Genius graphic of the day: As the New York Times shows in the amazing interactive piece “512 Paths to the White House,” Obama’s path to winning the Electoral College is much easier than that of Romney. In fact, if Obama wins Florida, Romney would have to win eight other toss-up states to topple that blow. That’s less likely than an Obama Ohio win at the moment, but … ah, why explain it?! Play with the fun, interactive, awesome graphic! (ht Jason Smedvik)
According to a new study, commissioned by device warranty provider Squaretrade, approximately 51 percent of broken smartphones are damaged inside the phone owner’s home. We’ve posted a portion of the accompanying infographic, depicting the most common household smartphone “danger zones”. So how does Squaretrade’s report stack up against your own usage? Whose kitchen has the highest kill/death ratio? source
By the numbers: The Economist put together a great infographic, visualizing the information provided by a new study from the University of Buffalo’s Gary Giovino. Printed in The Lancet, Giovino’s new study closely examines tobacco use, among 3 billion people in 16 countries, offers an interesting look at the gender, age, and economic affluency of those who choose to use. source
Right now, if you want to know how the country feels about Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, you have to rely on pundits’ intuitions or traditional opinion polls, conducted as they always have been — by phone, over the course of hours or days. There’s no direct way to check the pulse of millions of actual people, simultaneously and directly, second by second.
Twitter is launching a tool today that it says will fill that gap, and sort through the 400 million tweets a day from 140 million active users. Twitter and real-time search engine Topsy are launching the “Twitter Political Index,” a daily assessment of how Twitter feels about Obama and Romney, in an election cycle that’s being played out moment-to-moment on the social service.
Artist Bard Edlund created this short, animated visualization of every goal and penalty minute racked up by each team in the 2012 NHL Playoffs. Despite what you may have thought, it appears that scoring goals may not be as important to the game of hockey as it would seem.
Pro-tip from an Amercian: Real Venn Diagrams don’t stick to a rigid compare/contrast structure. If some colored circles will help you prove a point, then throw some text over those bad boys, add a campaign logo, ready a few talking points, and call it a day. (hat tip to Slate)source