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The NYTimes (info)graphics department has released two stunning pieces recently.

The Berlin Wall: 20 Years Later - A Division Through Time [nytimes.com] consists of a small collection of photos that show Berlin now and 'then', or the city without or with the Berlin wall, while allowing the user to slide one picture or the other to the foreground.

The Jobless Rate for People Like You [nytimes.com] is a revealing animated line graph that allows the comparison of how the economic crisis has affected different groups of people, in terms of race, gender, age and education level. It is a beautiful example of how animation can be used as an informative visual cue, even (and maybe especially) when the line moves temporarily 'out of bounds' for specific categories (try "Not a high school graduate", for instance).

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2 COMMENTS

Love the visualization, very interesting comparaisons to be made. Although the animation of the vertical axis makes comparison of data difficult.

Thu 12 Nov 2009 at 4:11 AM

Cool Stuff.

I did the first one similar but with a different technique a few years ago about frankfurt/germany:

http://neuzeit.colorshift.de

Fri 13 Nov 2009 at 7:54 PM
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