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The Moksha Roundup

June 28 - July 4, 2022

Welcome to this week’s Moksha Roundup! This small newsletter is a weekly roundup of the latest and greatest in the data visualization/design/visual storytelling world. Every week, we compile our favorite projects from journalists, storytellers, and technologists and share them with you.

In this issue, we share great visual storytelling pieces from Brody Smith, Karim Douïeb, Taiwan Data Stories, and others. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

01. Australia’s First Youth-led National Security Strategy

By YNSS

Australia’s First Youth-led National Security Strategy, by YNSS

Stephen Hutchings and Brody Smith have created this website for the Youth National Security Strategy, a national security plan put together by a cohort of young people for Australia.

After being introduced to the project through a slideshow, users can choose a core interest and learn more about the objectives and initiatives associated with it by selecting a segment from the multi-colored diagram. Smooth animations bring this piece to the next level.

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02. Who Stops a ‘Bad Guy With a Gun’?

By The New York Times

Who Stops a ‘Bad Guy With a Gun’?, by The New York Times

In this piece, NYT graphics editors Larry Buchanan and Lauren Leatherby analyze how 433 active shooting attacks ended in the United States from 2000 to 2021. The article uses a Sankey diagram to demonstrate what role the police and the people at the scene had in stopping active shooters.

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03. Football Wind

By Karim Douïeb

Football Wind, by Karim Douïeb

Karim Douïeb, the co-founder of JetPack, has created a wind map visualization where he visualizes over 800,000 passes from major soccer (or football) matches. It's a beautiful visual, even for those who don't follow the sport.

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04. Taiwan’s 10 Most Popular Street Foods

By Taiwan Data Stories

Taiwan’s 10 Most Popular Street Foods, by Taiwan Data Stories

Daisy Chung, Ivy Chen, and Eva Huang—with design direction provided by Julia Janicki—have used Google Trends data to show how popular street foods in Taiwan shifted in popularity between 2012 and 2021.

The article has two versions, one with scroll-linked animations and another with static graphics. Users can toggle between these two visual choices—making for an accessible piece.

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05. Drought Patterns in the United States

By Cédric Scherer

Drought Patterns in the United States, by Cédric Scherer

Dataviz consultant and designer Cédric Scherer has made stream graphs showing drought patterns in the United States since 2010. The data indicates that climate change is making droughts more severe and frequent.

See his thread for more information, and some different takes on the presentation.

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