From Pentagram, 5 data visualizations that will give you hope during COVID-19

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Everything is terrible, but for a moment let’s focus on the positives. If you’ve been following the latest updates on COVID-19, be it maps tracking testing and infection rates or New York Governor Cuomo’s briefings , you’re mentally exhausted. These data visualizations are necessary to stay informed, and yet they’re so relentlessly negative, they can be hard to process. Read Full Story

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COVID-19 data can feel impersonal. ‘The New York Times’ built a massive visualization to change that

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This series of data visualizations breaks down the stats for your local community in a visceral way. We’ve seen a devastating onslaught of COVID-19 data over the past year. The virus has killed more than 430,000 people in the U.S. and more than 2 million people around the world. These numbers can be daunting, and after nearly a year of public health restrictions, it’s easy to get numb to what they represent. Read Full Story

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This real-time coronavirus U.S. map shows detailed data on local death rates, cases, and demographics

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The latest iteration of Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus map includes a wealth of county-level data on public health and demographics. From the earliest days of the coronavirus outbreak, Johns Hopkins University has been one of the go-to sources for global case counts, data visualizations, tracking tools, and other statistics. What’s especially useful about its COVID-19 dashboard and associated maps is that they keep getting better as new contextual data is added. Read Full Story

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New data visualizations show how consumers are now consuming media

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30-second summary: A new series of data visualizations demonstrate how content consuming behavior has increased during the pandemic shutdown, in the U.S. and the U.K. Based on a survey of thousands of Net users, the visualizations are oriented around age groups. Some of the new trends may continue after normal life returns, such as an increased interest in online videos — and in reading books. Some consumer surveys, like a recently-released one from Unruly , have backed up anecdotal observations with data about increased use of devices and online services during this pandemic shutdown. Now, a series of visually-impressive graphs from online publication Visual Capitalist – “ Media Consumption in the Age of COVID-19 ” – highlights the actual media consumption data by various age groups. Visual Capitalist specializes in providing data visualizations for investors. The charts are based on a Global Web Index (GWI) survey of nearly 4000 Net …

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A complete guide to coronavirus charts: Be informed, not terrified

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Charts can mislead, misinform, and cause panic. Here’s how to become conversant in the language of data visualization—and better understand the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in the middle of an information overload about the novel coronavirus, with hourly case updates and endless streams of information. How do you find the signal in the noise? What information do you need to make decisions in the face of this pandemic? Read Full Story

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How data designers helped us make sense of 2020’s chaos

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Designers at media companies, like The New York Times and The Washington Post, helped the public understand COVID-19—and take action to protect themselves and those around them. “Flatten the curve”: It was the battle cry of 2020 . Though the visual was first published in 2007 by the Centers for Disease Control, this year, it was turned into an animation and shared more than five million times on Twitter, distilling an important public health concept into an at-a-glance graphic. It helped persuade people that the pandemic is real and their individual actions matter. Read Full Story

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