November 12, 2012
Sketches from the Swinging Swing States

Now that the election is over and there’s a bit more time, I can post some sketches I have been sitting on for a while. (Early disclaimer: sitting on them was as close to this content as I got – these are courtesy of Mike Bostock, Shan Carter and Amanda Cox. I’m just doing the manual cut-and-paste labor.)

This first sketch, from Amanda, was made with R, and it had been in her ideas folder for a while (more than six months, I think).

orig

Some brief styling of that idea in D3:

s1

s2

Then, before eventually coming back to this concept, some experimentation with other forms:

e1

e2

e3

e4

Before honing in on their final idea:

e5

h2

h3

And then just refining the view:

h5

r2

r3

And here’s the final piece:

f1

  1. affectingspace reblogged this from chartsnthings
  2. tomfethers reblogged this from chartsnthings and added:
    love these posts,...design process and doesn’t leave me feeling pathetic and inferior...
  3. drewvigal reblogged this from chartsnthings and added:
    The understated but extremely important step of letting ideas marinate and evolve.
  4. laserkillenium reblogged this from chartsnthings and added:
    All I want in life some days is to be able to make visualizations like this. Or even be 10% as good. /dream job
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