Infovis about USA poverty designed for a small Flowing Data contest (winner).

The visualization has many flaws but it was an experiment for the MA thesis I'm writing about Information visualization and data consistency. My aim was designing a communicative infovis by pointing out just one problem (the richest and poorest state - by GDP - in USA share the same poverty rates) rather than to produce a tool for deep data insight.

This visualizations raised many discussion on the Flowing Data forum about the importance of data integrity in contrast with what sometimes are called “junk-charts” (aesthetics over function). I‘ll be happy to hear from you what you think about it. :)

hi-res version