Recently, we announced our Knight Foundation Prototype Grant to work on Data Voyager, a tool for exploring the breadth and depth of a particular dataset with ease through automated visualization recommendations. Data Voyager was originally created as a research project by Jeff Heer’s Interactive Data Lab at the University of Washington (with implementation led by […]

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We’ve been very lucky this last month to join the excellent journalists and editors at GlobalPost on their journey to document the conflict in the Middle East. Several months ago, GlobalPost reached out to us for help with several new long narratives they had in the works. The first narrative, which focuses on the state […]

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We’re excited to announce the Voyager project as one of 22 recipients of a Knight Foundation Prototype Grant. The grant is designed specifically to support early-stage explorations in media and information aligned with Knight Foundation’s mission to support “transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.” The goal […]

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Last week, I attended my first ever CSSConf. CSSConf, as the name suggests is an event that focuses on all things CSS, with a speckling of front end dev and accessibility. This year, the conference was run by Bocoup and took place at the New York comedy landmark Caroline’s on Broadway – and the event […]

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Look, I like good typography as much as the next person—maybe even a little more. When a CSS property came along with promises to doctor all my type with ligatures and carefully calculated kerning—not some half-assed tracking, but real kerning—I jumped at it. I put text-rendering: optimizeLegibility on headings, body copy, navigation links; I slapped […]

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Our Data Visualization team recently launched a new project called Stereotropes, an interactive experiment exploring the relationships between gender and the words used to describe common tropes found in film and TV. In this post, we wanted to share some of the design process that went into turning the raw trope data into an interactive […]

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As a side project, I decided to reimplement a classic bump chart visualization using JavaScript and D3. Check it out here. My Introduction to the Bump Chart This bizarre but majestic visualization was originally created for the 1890 US Statistical Atlas by the wonderfully talented Henry Gannett. It provides a look at the most populated […]

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The Data Visualization Team here at Bocoup has been hard at work building an exciting interactive experience. Today we are really thrilled to share our work with you. Please welcome to the world Stereotropes: Stereotropes is an interactive visualization experiment, exploring a set of “tropes” authored and tracked by a community of contributors on TV […]

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Even as unconscionable amounts of snow have bombarded the Bocoup Loft this winter, we’ve kept ourselves warm by keeping the sun in our hearts – and in our plans. Summer’s always more fun with friends, and that’s why we’re partnering with our colleagues Nicole Sullivan and Alex Sexton to bring you CSSConf US and TXJS […]

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Back in the day, before color printers (or printers at all), people still had to make good data visualization. One way to do that was by using patterns instead of solid colors to indicate changes in scale or category. For example, take a look at this set of pie charts, using different patterns for different […]

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