It has been five years since we saw the lovely work from google, illustrating air traffic around the world and particular airports. It seemed to many then that we data modeled interfaces would be commonplace and provide competitive advantage. Take a closer look at some tension between design factors and tech factors.
Journalists are coping with the rising information flood by borrowing data visualization techniques from computer scientists, researchers and artists. Some newsrooms are already beginning to retool their staffs and systems to prepare for a future in which data becomes a medium. But how do we communicate with data, how can traditional narratives be fused with sophisticated, interactive information displays?
Watch the full version with annotations and links at datajournalism.stanford.edu.