The NYT Science desk is running a series to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hannah Fairfield (design), Karen Yourish (reporting) and I (development) were asked to work on an interactive graphic examining the difference in cancer rates around the world.
Hannah and I conceived an initial prototype that transitioned from a world map to a cartogram to a scatterplot. In the end, we chose to simplify things and focus on the segue from cartogram to scatterplot. Thanks to our stepper widget, we were able to organize the reporting in a Martini Glass format that guides the reader through several explanatory chapters before allowing them to explore the full data.
Drawing on some stats advise from Amanda Cox, we incorporated a treatment that links back all the data points in a specific cluster of the scatterplot to their group average. Matt Ericson dubbed this the "atomic fly swatter".