For your Friday surfing pleasure:
Designer/Engineer Ben Salinas shared some clever birthplace-data vis—This is a pretty neat look at migrations between states in the US since 1900. The technique does a really nice job telling a high-level story of the data. I wish there was a smaller version of each of these so I could look at all 50 states at the same time to identify trends. They also put together this visualization, which tells me a little bit less of the story but is interesting nonetheless.
Along with the hits, there is the occasional miss—Wireless security video camera with a battery that lasts a year. Seems really great until you realize that their definition of standard usage is about 6 hours of recording during that year.
And don’t miss this week’s highlights:
Episode 65 of The Digital Life, Data Crunching the World Cup launches a new weekly format, with founder Dirk Knemeyer’s return to the co-host chair. Get the back story behind the data rich information visualization and Dirk’s long form feature article, “The 10 Best Nations in World Cup History: 77 Teams Over 84 Years.”
In A Whole Lot of Pork, Dirk Knemeyer calls out some problems with CNN’s data visualization and provides a detailed set of improvements.
Get a quick look at how Involution team members are guiding our interns in Monday’s Around the Studio: Mentoring.