Digital works, Motion graphics

Quick graphics for social networks

Last year (2015) I start many new projects, some of them are still progress, but one of these are the quick graphics for social media.

At the unit of infographics and datavisualization, we spend many time in daily production and in special huge projects, I believe that we have enough time and muscle to produce frequently these small graphics,  every single infographic must have a print version, desktop digital versión, mobile version but also, i like to choose some of these to develop a social media version, sometimes a gif, or an image or even a short video with a compact version of the main graphic.

So, here is some of my favorites picks:

The spooky asteroid:

In october 31, an asteroid pass near the earth (near in space terms), this asteroid was renamed “the spooky asteroid” and take the attention of the world by the time of his visit, so it was a nice opportunity for a quick graphic for social media:


Compact version for social media. Motion-Infographic by Marco Hernández.

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Gif version for social media. Infographic by Marco Hernández.

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Desktop digital version for article. Infographic by Marco Hernández.

The MAVEN findings:

The NASA made the announcement of the Maven mission findings about what happened with the atmosphere and magnetic fields of the red planet. We are awaiting the press release with a stock of pieces to develop soon as we can a simply animation for social media:

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Illustrations by Dominick Baltodano and Marco Hernández.


Compact version for social media. Motion-infographic by Marco Hernández.

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Desktop version, infographic by Edgar Jiménez, Carlos Fonseca and Marco Hernández.

Hope in this 2016 have many more of these chances to create more quick graphics for social media, these are a great way to engage readers with content made exclusively for consumption on social networks.

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The birth of a century visualized: Backstage

Illustrations by Augusto Ramírez

Illustrations by Augusto Ramírez

A few days ago We published at nacion.com this special feature analyzing the data of 115 years of births in Costa Rica. We decide to take this special as an opportunity to explore the deep exploration of data visualizations with the efficiency and impact of illustrations. But besides the style and interface, the production process its the most interesting story.

One of the most complicated pieces of the special its the section of conceptions, we have all this data about the births, and the necessary references to relate it with the conception, so, We wanted to create a customized visualization to navigate through a 115 years of the country history and relating how the people gets pregnant.

We begin with a model of variation per decade, where we can see the balance in favor or against each decade in births. We use this chart as a navigator to show in the bottom detail of those ten years. By this time we have the idea of linking these points with major events taking place in the country and the region to relate the behavior of people with some important facts in time.

first version of the visualization of conceptions

First version of the visualization of conceptions. Note the dummy text 🙂

This special was an conjunction exercise with the Data Team of La Nación, I made my part in visualization and other support, but it because the skillfully profesional of they, it’s that the final product becomes properly. In spite of I have a small part of the special, the versions of the charts, the motion graphics and some other assets take about 1.1 GB of space. This is it because I made so many versions and testing design to find the better way to present the findings in the data.

I start with this horizon chart to visualize the concentration of conceptions, it was fun because i start thinking that i’m seeing in the moment in which the persons did their things in their beds conceiving new compatriots. So I could be seeing as in some parts of the graphics I surprised myself with what they meant those lines.

Full visualization by decade of conceptions in Costa Rica

Full visualization by decade of conceptions in Costa Rica

Obviously we not publish comments like the next ones that I’ll score when analyzing the chart in search of curiosities, but between the equipment if the process is to make more fun, I must say that is a personal process and does not refer to style publication of our environment here at La Nación.

in the top graphic I wrote "The begin of the Century, our grandparents also was having fun" the data reflects that they in the early century don't discriminate the time to get pregned

in the top graphic I wrote “The begin of the Century, our grandparents also was having fun” the data reflects that they in the early century don’t have prefers or discrimination of the time to get pregnant

Findings

in the top graphic I wrote “five months giving it!!!” the data show periods or season of conceptions, the behaviour changes through the time, the late conceptions prefers the 3 or 4 last months of the year to get pregnant. At the bottom I wrote “the early ones” for 2011

Also i add some drafted emoticons, at the top a sad face because the high season is only of 2 months, but for 2006-2007 the high season extended for 6 months OMG a lot of time enjoying the bed time!

Also i add some emotions, at the top a sad face because the high season is only of 2 months, but for 2006-2007 the high season has a prolongation of 6 months OMG a lot of time enjoying the bed time!

This if the full visualization if the 115 years of data of baby conceptions in Costa Rica, then i split it by decade.

This if the full visualization if the 115 years of data of baby conceptions in Costa Rica, then i split it by decade.

 

The final version have the instructions to read the horizon graphic and the indications of each space that will change when the reader click the upper menu by decade, then, the dashboard change the data according the user interest.

The main graphic is the conception concentration, at the bottom the decade resume, and the percent variation between decades

The main graphic is the conception concentration, at the bottom the decade resume, and the percent variation between decades

How to read the graphic, the title show a legend "before you start, you must know"

How to read the graphic, the title show a legend “before you start, you must know”

PLUS EXPERIENCE

We add some hide effects to give different experiences of navigation to the readers, if you use the side menu to navigate each section is preceded by an animation like the next one, if you want a see more of this project please visit it here http://bit.ly/1kpN45p  hope you enjoy the data experience.

 

Illustration by Augusto Ramírez.

Illustration by Augusto Ramírez, Motion by Marco Hernández.

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WebGL power for infographics

In the last weeks I’ been integrating the WebGL Technology to take advantage of the great skills of my partners of the infographics department here at nacion.com Daniel Solano and Edgar Jiménez both of them great artist´s, they works on Cinema 4D to produce print graphics for the regular editions of the news corporation, that kind of work it’s simply awesome and it’s a shame don’t use all his digital potential.

So, here’s a pair of work that we worked on together to improve the experiences for the readers.

Lost in space for ever and ever

with Daniel Solano

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On september 15th of 1965 Fox and CBS launch in USA the TV Show “Lost in space”, 50 years after, we wants to remember the serie, the main characters and vehicles that captivated audiences for decades beyond its premiere. Here’s an exclusive access to the 3D models, The Chariot, and The Jupiter 2.

Original feature

Original feature

It’s really nice have the chance to work in this kind of topics, science and space are one of my all time favorites. if you want to know more about the graphic the original feature at nacion.com here.

Technology the leading actor

with Edgar Jiménez

NASA´s SEV Vehicle

NASA´s SEV Vehicle

At least nine of the technologies developed by NASA towards Mars space exploration are mentioned in the book and movie The Martian, this 3D infographic collects those coincidences.

Martian tech

Martian tech

I also want to add some short animations as gif files in the graphic to give support to the information and the whole infographic, Edgar and me develop this sort animations in After Effects.

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if you want to know more about the graphic the original feature at nacion.com here.

The original feature publication at nacion.com

The original feature publication at nacion.com

I very lucky to have co-workers with this kind of skills, and the space to make this kind of publications, I love infographics, and space…   🙂

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CTCC Parque Viva

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A few hours more than a full day of work takes to two co-workers and me, to release today this special feature about the V8 cars competition in the “Parque Viva” racetrack.
Animated graphics, details about the cars and restrictions and a complementary key note of Jose Luis Rodríguez fusioned together to create this digital experience.
I hope you will enjoy it!

Graphics inside the special

Graphics inside the special

Graphics inside the special

Graphics inside the special

Graphics inside the special

Graphics inside the special

Graphics inside the special

Graphics inside the special

Visite the special site of nacion.com here: http://goo.gl/gzjLYy

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The National Symphonic Orchestra

Happy to finally conclude a couple of months of research, visualise and design this special feature in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the National Symphonic Orchestra of Costa Rica. For this project, I’m try to develop an experience immersed into dataviz fusioned with clear spaces, photography, video and even white space.

The 75th anniversary of the National Symphonic Orchestra.

The 75th anniversary of the National Symphonic Orchestra.

This special contains sections as the video documentary with the 75 years of history, small graphics of the instruments families, the musicians chronology, playlist and more.

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Please, enjoy the experience at nacion.com

http://www.nacion.com/LNCSPC20150622_0001/index.html?desktop=true

Use Google Chrome for translation from spanish.

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Choosing careers for a better future

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Today at nacion.com in combination with the Data Unit,  we published this special mini site about the real situation of university graduates. Employment, incomes, working area and more. We try to develop this special feature as a tool to define a better future for students with dreams to become professionals.


Hoy en nacion.com en combinación con la unidad de datos, publicamos este mini sitio especial sobre la situación real de los titulados universitarios. Empleo, ingresos económicos, área de trabajo y más. Tratamos de desarrollar esta entrega especial como una herramienta para definir un futuro mejor para los estudiantes con sueños de convertirse en profesionales.


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First graphic: 100 options to choose.

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Related numbers and details between sections

Salarios

Incomes graphics

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Teachers, Accountants and Nurses may will get fast a work position.

Tradicionales

Risky ways

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Education sector. Preschool education in English as work alternative

Visit the full site here: http://goo.gl/UujBqo use Chrome for translation.
(soon will be an english version available)

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The 2015 soccer market transfers in Costa Rica

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A new version of the 2014 data visualization market transfers in Costa Rica. This time I have the collaboration of  Pablo Robles, a an emerging visualizer with a great future in the analysis of data using the graphical way. We tried to improve the visualizations and give new tools to explore the data. Some of this improvements it’s the initial graphic and the mobile version in attempt to simplify the understanding:


Una nueva versión del especial de visualización del mercado de primera división de fútbol de Costa Rica. En esta ocasión he contado con el apoyo de Pablo Robles, un visualizador emergente con un gran futuro en el análisis de datos desde la vía gráfica. Hemos tratado de mejorar las visualizaciones y agregar nuevas herramientas para la exploración de los datos. Algunas de esas mejoras se pueden ver en la visualización inicial y su versión para móviles:


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Desktop view of market transfers.

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Mobile view of the main visualization

Of course, the special have much more, from the general over view to specific topics as retired players. It is divided in seven sections:


Por supuesto que el especial tiene más que eso, va de la generalidad a temas más específicos como los jugadores retirados. En total está dividido en siete secciones: Una mirada general, el mercado nacional, el mercado internacional, locaciones geográficas, ligas menores, jugadores retirados y un buscador filtro de datos.


Here’s some shots of this sections:

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National market

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Departures and arrivals by region

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International transfers

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Geographic locations

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Minor leagues

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Players age and movements

Hope you will enjoy the experience, and here’s the link to the special http://goo.gl/6JCRi0 (use google chrome for translation from spanish).


Espero que disfruten la experiencia, este es el link del especial en nacion.com  http://goo.gl/6JCRi0 


Promotional from nacion.com to the special feature.

Promotional from nacion.com to the special feature.

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