[VDS Digest] This Week in Charts | Visual Data Storytelling

This week in charts got a visual pun, a world grid of electricity generation, and a war room.

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Visual Pun of the Week

The UN Environment just dropped a report with a cover that's a hell of a visual pun:

The message with the "record" message has many layers, and the idea is reminiscent of the warming stripes by Ed Hawkins:

Such a strong visual is too good not to become a reminder in the overall design:

Electricity

There are some journalists from whom I eagerly wait the next piece. When it comes to climate change, Nadja Popovitch at the New-York Times is one of them, and just published a piece on world energy generation:

The main grid is introduced with the title and arranged alphabetically on a printed 2-pages (here in shares):

A bi-color strategy with luminosity has also semantic meaning in the context of energy (clean L:89 / fossil L:34).

Another alphabetical ordering on the same issue (but limited to Europe) comes from the Financial Times:

Ordering can also be data-driven, as in this example from Reuters:

or with a geographical layout in eXplained:

War Room

This week's opening sequence comes from the New-York Times with some animated maps about China’s military presence.

Responsivity to the device width changes:

  • the scale of the map,

  • the title (screen width / width margins / on the right).

screen width

on the right

Beside the New-York Times, war and China have also been featured in Bloomberg this week:

And a truly interesting hybrid map from the Financial Times, whose success can only come from the specific geography of Gaza itself (was it because of this geography Israel decided to invade the North? I have to admit I don’t have this information).

A short issue, but more coming next week!

Mathieu

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