Data Visualisation: “Shift: Thirty Years of The New York Times (1981–2012)”

January 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

Design: Amy Keeling | 2012

“Shift” is an interactive module that visualises the popularity of news topics in The New York Times over the past thirty years (1981–2012). Users can select from twenty-four different topics (derived from Gallup Trends) to generate a data circle. Each circle is formed from dots; one dot equals one news article, and larger dots represent articles published on the front page. Dots are placed in a Fibonacci sequence to emulate a living, growing structure.

The size of the resulting topic circles indicates popularity. Large circles (Terrorism) show greater public interest than smaller circles (Evolution).

The detail put into this is significant, although it was created using the dreaded  program that is Processing, therefore creating something like this wouldn’t be an option for me as of now.

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