Posts Tagged ‘amanda cox’

A Peek Into Netflix Queues (NY Times)

Monday, January 11th, 2010

[Editor's note: Props to Matthew and Amanda at the New York Times for this Google Maps mashup by zip code (choropleth) of common Netflix rentals in selected U.S. metros. Easy to use interface based on Flash API still allows advanced options for sorting and mouseOver of "neighborhood" zipcodes  returns movie watching profile. Far more interesting than dry census stats ;)]

Republished from the New York Times.

Examine Netflix rental patterns, neighborhood by neighborhood, in a dozen cities. Some titles with distinct patterns are Mad Men, Obsessed and Last Chance Harvey.

Interact with the original at the New York Times . . . (Screenshot below.)

nytimes_netflixmap

By Matthew Bloch, Amanda Cox, Jo Craven McGinty and Kevin Quealy/The New York Times

How Different Groups Spend Their Day (NY Times)

Monday, December 28th, 2009

[Editor's note: I missed this interactive from The New York Times over the summer. "Sleeping, eating, working, and watching TV takes up about two-thirds of the average day." Delve into the chart by isolating either by activity or by groupings of survey participants. Roll over the chart with your mouse to discover the percentage numbers by time.]

Republished from the New York Times. July 31, 2009.

The American Time Use Survey asks thousands of American residents to recall every minute of a day. Here is how people over age 15 spent their time in 2008. Related article
Interact with the original at the New York Times . . .
(Screenshot below) By By SHAN CARTER, AMANDA COX, KEVIN QUEALY and AMY SCHOENFELD.
nyt_time_use_charting

A Year of Parking Tickets (NY Times)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

[Editor's note: This Google Maps mashup inside Flash shows color coded streets in New York City based on the number of parking violations. Preset zooms are provided to certain hot spots and but users can still auto-zoom to their own street addresses.]

Republished from the New York Times.
By Matthew Bloch and Amanda Cox.
Orig. pub. date: Nov. 26, 2008.

New York City agencies issued 9,955,441 parking tickets from July 2007 to June 2008.

Interact with the orignal Flash graphic at New York Times . . .

A Map of Olympic Medals (NY Times)

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

[Editor's note: Supremely awesome animated and interactive Dorling cartogram based timeline showing which countries won how many Olympic medals going back to the beginning in 1896. The geography view is the cartogram. The Rank view is sized bubbles (circles) sorted by medals. Countries are color coded by continent. MouseOver has medal breakdown for the country that year. Click on a country and the full athlete details comes up below the map. Would be nice if the athlete breakdown travels along with the year slider and had an option to minimize. Thanks Laris!]

View interactive on the New York Times site . . .

Circles are sized by the number of medals each country won in past summer Olympic Games. Click on a country to display a list of its medal winners.

Graphic by: Lee Byron, Amanda Cox and Matthew Ericson/The New York Times

Related content on my blog about cartograms:

ny times dorling olympics

olympics rank

All of Inflation’s Little Parts (NY Times)

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

This interactive from last month hasn’t aged at all.
From the New York Time’s Matthew Bloch, Shan Carter and Amanda Cox.
Clipped version above. View the full-size version here.

From the NY Times:

Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics gathers 84,000 prices in about 200 categories — like gasoline, bananas, dresses and garbage collection — to form the Consumer Price Index, one measure of inflation.

It’s among the statistics that the Federal Reserve considered when it cut interest rates on Wednesday. The categories are weighted according to an estimate of what the average American spends, as shown below.

An Average Consumer’s Spending

Each shape below represents how much the average American spends in different categories.
Larger shapes make up a larger part of spending.

View the interactive at NY Times.com . . .

Geography Histogram of Election Topics (NY Times)

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

The New York Times featured this delectable toy (tool) on their home page for a few hours on Tuesday. The compact Flash interactive shows a dynamic histogram stacking the average opinion of voters on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton per state on a series of election focused topics. The states are represented with little squares that stack into histogram bars.

If a state falls somewhere between 20 and 29% then it it will stack in the “20s” column with other states that fall in that column. The election topics are accessed by a listing below the histogram or the user can flip thru them with next and previous buttons.

The horizontal and then vertical easing of the state histogram boxes on change of topic is a beautiful dance. Props to Shan Carter and Amanda Cox. Thanks Christina!