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  • Learning Three.js With Real World Challenges (that have already been solved)

    Sue Lockwood - December 3rd, 2015

    Illustration by Sue Lockwood When exploring a new library or language, I like having a clear set of requirements with an end goal in mind. For me, learning new technologies through client work is ideal—I use the project requirements as a guide to push me to do things I might not normally try on my […]

  • Mapping the Conflict in Syria – a Design Process (Part 1 of 2)

    Irene Ros - September 28th, 2015

    We’ve been very lucky this last month to join the excellent journalists and editors at GlobalPost on their journey to document the conflict in the Middle East. Several months ago, GlobalPost reached out to us for help with several new long narratives they had in the works. The first narrative, which focuses on the state […]

  • Announcing Voyager, a Knight Foundation Prototype Grant Project

    Irene Ros - August 4th, 2015

    We’re excited to announce the Voyager project as one of 22 recipients of a Knight Foundation Prototype Grant. The grant is designed specifically to support early-stage explorations in media and information aligned with Knight Foundation’s mission to support “transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.” The goal […]

  • Stereotropes Design

    Irene Ros and Jim Vallandingham - May 7th, 2015

    Our Data Visualization team recently launched a new project called Stereotropes, an interactive experiment exploring the relationships between gender and the words used to describe common tropes found in film and TV. In this post, we wanted to share some of the design process that went into turning the raw trope data into an interactive […]

  • Vintage Visualization Restoration – Bump Chart Edition

    Jim Vallandingham - April 29th, 2015

    As a side project, I decided to reimplement a classic bump chart visualization using JavaScript and D3. Check it out here. My Introduction to the Bump Chart This bizarre but majestic visualization was originally created for the 1890 US Statistical Atlas by the wonderfully talented Henry Gannett. It provides a look at the most populated […]

  • Introducing Stereotropes

    Irene Ros - April 23rd, 2015

    The Data Visualization Team here at Bocoup has been hard at work building an exciting interactive experience. Today we are really thrilled to share our work with you. Please welcome to the world Stereotropes: Stereotropes is an interactive visualization experiment, exploring a set of “tropes” authored and tracked by a community of contributors on TV […]

  • Introducing Learn JS Data

    Jim Vallandingham - March 25th, 2015

    Learn JS Data is a new guide introducing JavaScript as a language that can support data processing and manipulation. While there are many great tutorials and examples for doing data processing in other languages, there appeared to be a deficiency of resources on data munging in JavaScript. And so, we have started to fill in […]

  • Npm By Numbers, an Analysis and Visualization of the npm Ecosystem

    Irene Ros - December 8th, 2014

    Many of us use npm on a daily basis to manage our server-side and client-side dependencies, but do we know what goes on behind the scenes? What does the npm ecosystem look like from 10,000 feet? We set out to answer some of those questions in September of this year and are really excited to […]

  • Announcing MobileVis – Data Visualization on Mobile Devices

    Irene Ros - June 19th, 2014

    Back in January, we announced the receipt of a Prototype Fund grant from Knight Foundation to explore the question: how does one design data visualization for mobile devices? Why are we asking this question? Data Visualization is common in everyday communication online and in print media. As consumers shift to mobile devices for their daily […]

  • Visualizing OpenVisConf: Analyzing 10 hours of video

    Yannick Assogba - May 29th, 2014

    Bocoup recently hosted OpenVisConf and we wanted to think of a fun and useful way to present the proceedings. We created a visualization that uses the slide transitions in speaker videos to produce a visual overview of each video. You can see the result here. You can click on the colored rectangles to expand them […]