Webdesign Barry Erdeljon

GMD 308 FAll 2020

Webdesign Barry Erdeljon

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16. LA Keeps Building Near Freeways, Even Though Living There Makes People Sick—Los Angeles Times: Ah, this one particularly piqued my interest because ever since I became too enveloped in an intense research paper last year about air pollution and its effects on health, I have been consequently traumatized by an overwhelming fear of breathing at least 90x a day. The interactive graphic under the subheading “How close to the freeway are you?” is particularly exemplary. Also noteworthy, on another note, is the end of the article: Los Angeles Times includes a “how we reported the story” section to bring journalism a bit closer to readers.

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17. Operation Kill — Reuters: This is an effective combination of a scrolling, zoom map as well as a unique approach to a timeline—which thus keeps the reader really engaged in the timeline, step-by-step as the story unfolds. Timelines can be tricky to execute visually in a story, and I think it’s an interaction/design that will continue to be honed (this was one somewhat a simpler timeline, and thus the design choices were quite effective; more complex timelines could be trickier).

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18. Polling on the President — Reuters: This is simply a really nice, comprehensive data piece; there’s nothing particularly unique about it except for this comprehensiveness and slickness in data visualizations. Each visualization has smooth transitions and ease-of-digestion, all while remaining fairly simple and to-the-point.