Using Sankey Flow Diagrams to Show Distribution & Flow

Since creating and publishing the City of Sacramento Budget Interactive Flow Diagram last year for Code for Sacramento’s Open Budget Sacramento project I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about it. This flow diagram seems to attract and engage people more than any other style of data visualization I’ve produced. People love it. Commonly referred to as a Sankey diagram, alluvial diagram, or flow diagram, these visual representations of how things flow or are distributed and dispersed seem to naturally draw people in to explore and interact with the data.

Lessons Learned Creating Interactive Infographics with Adobe Illustrator & Javascript

Over the last few months I’ve created a few interactive infographics using a combination of SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics) created in Adobe Illustrator and some pretty basic Javascript. The goal was to find a way to create interactive infographics for those cases where; 1) D3.js may not be a good solution because the infographic is mostly illustration-driven rather than being data-driven, and 2) a method that would be more amenable to designers and non-programmers.

Sacramento Startup Ecosystem Circuit Diagram

For a few weeks now I’ve been working on an interactive visualization to represent the nodes and connections of the entities in the Sacramento startup ecosystem. This conceptual map of Sacramento’s startup ecosystem maps out the connections and relationships of the various entities in our region’s growing startup community.

What Consumers Want from Hospital mHealth Apps

The mHealth app market is growing rapidly. Market Intel Reports estimates that the mHealth market will account for nearly $18 Billion in 2016 alone and according to an article in the Economist, global revenues for m-health will reach $21.5 billion in 2018. Yet despite the proliferation of mHealth apps and the opportunity to create truly useful apps for health consumers, it appears that hospitals are failing to create the apps that their consumers really want.