Thursday, September 11, 2008

Finds: visualizing the conventions

Hey folks,

The Times has a nice graphic design dept. Ran across this one recently, comparing content in the recent US political conventions. Most interesting in the content are the differences: for example, hardly any mention of Bush among Republicans, and lots of Bush among Democrats. The Republican bit is rather unusual.

From a viz perspective, notice that position has little meaning, aside from the two party layouts being roughly equivalent to facilitate comparison. Despite this, the spatial separation still makes comparison difficult. I wonder what a visualization of differences would look like? That is, what if there was only one field, in which each circle represented the difference between the parties? When the Democrats used a term more often, color the circle blue, for Republicans, red. Or instead, the two circles could be superimposed, with the smaller over the larger.

Best,

Ben.

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