During today and tomorrow, data visualization will be on the forefront of everyone's attention. Everywhere in the world, people will be exposed to a plethora of bar, line and pie charts twinkling in distinct bright blue and red colors. Graphic design departments of magazines and newspapers go into overdrive, overlaying the US map with diverse statistics. In the meantime, real-time media outlets like television stations and websites grapple how to represent uncertainty and predictions in a visual way.
So I am wondering: What online US Presidential Elections visualizations are you currently watching, and why? Or vice versa, which one do you think is ineffective (and why)? Can the infosthetics crowd come to a consensus of the best election results graphs online?
Please leave a comment below!
Here are some links to get you started (many maps, few graphs):
· CNN ElectionCenter Map
· Fox News Interactive Map
· ABC News Election Map
· Yahoo Election Dashboard
· MSN Election Map Room
· MSNBC Election Map
· CBS News
· NPR Election Map
· NYTimes Election President Map
· Wall Street Journal Electoral College Calculator (browser resize!)
· Daily Kos Electoral Map
· idashboards.com Election 2008 (results?)
· BBC News Elections 2008
· USA Today
· Newsweek Politics
· Time Magazine (results?)
· Google Maps 2008 Elections Gallery
· Forest and the Trees Election Center (results?)
· Color-Weighted Election 2008 Cartograms (results on 5 November).