Posts Tagged ‘explainer’

Crime is as old as time, and for as long as crimes have been committed, efforts to report and reconstruct crime were not far behind. Law enforcement needed to know how exactly a crime was carried out so suspects could be identified and tracked down, arrests made and the case prosecuted. The justice system needed […]

Earlier this year, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency took action to contain the spread of the emerald ash borer (agrilus planipennis) in the province of Ontario and beyond by prohibiting the movement of firewood and ash-tree products such as nursery stock, logs, branches and wood chips from the Ottawa and Gatineau areas to any other […]

An information graphic need not always be a big, elaborate production on a centerspread or double truck, featuring meticulously prepared 3D art and heavily “Photoshopped” images. Sometimes, it is a one-column chart. A simple map. Or a sketch-like diagram with a distinct, unfinished look about it. Or something that just works. During the Toronto Air […]

Click here to view interactive graphic. When I graduated from high school many years ago, there was no Internet, no personal computers, no cell phones, no iPods, no YouTube and no Facebook. What we had were our vocal chords, manual typewriters, ink and paper. Plus a tremendous supply of ingenuity and guts. We did not […]

Click to view interactive graphic Did you know … that the most goals scored in a single World Cup tournament is 13? … that a substitute player, who just came into the game to spell a regular, managed to write himself into World Cup history by scoring a hat-trick? … that the most controversial goal […]

Click here to view interactive graphic. In late 2006, at the height of soaring gas prices worldwide, five engineering students at Marquette University in Milwaukee embarked on a project to build a device that would produce home-made biodiesel. For the most part of 2007, they gathered regularly in an old warehouse where they drew up […]

Here we compare a gas pedal that works efficiently and safely with a defective one that is prone to get stuck. We show, in an interactive graphic, the workings of the accelerator in relation to two factors that affect the pedal’s performance – friction and spring pressure. We also show how Toyota’s reinforcement bar solution […]

Visual Storyteller is a blog dedicated to information graphics, the art and science of visual storytelling that has been a staple of newspapers, magazines, electronic and other media over the last three decades, but which has been downgraded and allowed to fade into the background as soon as the tough economics of traditional journalism in […]