Awards, Digital works

SND Digital Awards

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Two of our digital works published at nacion.com wins an Award Of Excellence in the 2015 edition of the contest. The first one is the project in celebration of the “75th anniversary of the National Symphonic Orchestra” the design and development of this projects set a starting point to the trends of our unit.

The second project awarded this February in Washington D.C. was the “Birth of a Century“, I was invited to work in this project for the unit of Data from La Nación, and I have the fortune of the collaboration of the development unit as the artist Augusto Ramírez.

I have to say that I’m very very happy to get this awards of the Society for News Design in his digital contest, but this is a team work, and I must say thanks to my partners in the infographics unit, the Data Team of LN, the Development area, my Editors, and many many people who supports me last year.

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Digital works

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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Digital works

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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Awards

News Data App of the Year

The web app lets citizens find out the average monthly salary someone with their profile can receive in Costa Rica’s job market.

The web app lets citizens find out the average monthly salary someone with their profile can receive in Costa Rica’s job market.

We were awarded last June 17, the recognition of the best news application data through the work of “Does school pay off? How much?” http://bit.ly/1FTtpjH recognition was given in the category of News Data App of the year for small newsroom here is the details.

Alejandro Fernandez from El Financiero was the project manager. In the area of specialized design of GN we welcomed the project in the design phase, and the development department GN concrete it. Today with them, we celebrated the triumph of this web app in the summit of GEN2015. Here the details published regarding: http://bit.ly/1L2U69p

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Party ended on a stretcher

When december comes, the party time began in Costa Rica. The Red Cross attended 458 emergencies in the past popular festivities. Of these, 215 were in the arena fights. Other 229 at the fairgrounds and 14 in the mechanical rides at the fair. My support to this coverage was the data visualization at the bottom page. Here´s the link http://bit.ly/13YLsr7

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Cuando diciembre llega, las fiestas inician en Costa Rica. La Cruz Roja antendió 458 emergencias en los festejos populares del año pasado. De esas, 215 ocurrieron en el redondel de toros. Otros 229 en el campo ferial y 14 más en los juegos mecánicos. Mi aporte en este reportaje fue la visualización en la parte baja de la página. Acá el link http://bit.ly/13YLsr7

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Partial screen shot of Zapote injuries in 2013-2014.

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