Things You Made, Feb 21

Interactive features, project breakdowns, and best practices

From the Globe and Mail’s Will the Police Believe You?

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What You’ve Been Making

A handful of the projects that came across the feeds in the last couple of weeks.

How America’s Tallest Dam Nearly Overflowed

(Reveal, February 17, 2017)
Charting creeping water levels, and the forces at work on the Oroville Dam.

Will the Police Believe You?

(The Globe and Mail, February 3, 2017)
Detailed visualizations of data on sexual assaults across Canada.

Commuter Challenge

(WAMU, January 30, 2017)
The transit system’s repair schedule, and how it affects riders, in game form.

How China Rules the Waves

(Financial Times, January 12, 2017)
China’s global port network, and how it all connects.

Trump’s Anti-Immigration Playbook was Written 100 years ago. In Boston.

(Boston Globe, January, 2017)
Unpacking how we got here, with beautifully styled visuals.

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From the Boston Globe’s history of anti-immigration policy in the US.

You Wrote Up Awesome Things for Us, Too

On Source, we…relaunched Source. And also published writeups, primers, and columns. Don’t miss:

As always, we want to hear about your work—pitch us or send in your code.



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