The Top 5 Most Viewed Vizzes of 2014

Andrew Cheung
on December 22, 2014

(This is the fourth blog post in our Year in Review series. The previous post was entitled "2014 Award Winners")

It is nearly 2015 so it’s time to look back as part of our 2014 Year in Review and see what vizzes were visited most.

Note that the display counts on the vizzes themselves may not match the number of views we’ve indicated in this article; this may be because the author saved the viz with a new name which starts a new counter for that viz name, or because we’re indicating the number of views a viz has received in only this year.

One of the vizzes from the 2013 review made the top 5 again; scroll down to find out which one!

Let's see which vizzes had the most views

Coming in first, with 2,713,144 views, is Analytica’s currency exchange and interest rate widget. It allows visitors to quickly compare Dominican peso exchange rates for Euros and US Dollars and see commercial, consumer, and mortgage interest rates at a glance. Trends in each rate are illustrated by a line graph:

The week of November 13, a severe snowstorm descended upon the Midwest and New England regions of the United States. Snowfall totals in the Buffalo, New York area were illustrated by The Buffalo News and the resulting viz drew 1,138,527 viewers:

The New York Daily News published a viz on homicides receiving 398,742 views this year. Below we can see the locations, details, and case status of all the 2013 homicides in New York City. Click on the map to see more information about each victim:

Folha de São Paulo created a viz enabling readers to view salaries for each position at the Universidade de São Paulo. It received 378,431 views this year. Click on the screenshot to view the viz, then click on the story points to view salaries by individual, or the average wage per university:

Finally, ibello of Infobae visualizes the devaluation of the Argentinian peso. This was viewed by 323,314 people in 2014. In 2012, the Argentinian government and Central Bank of Argentina began imposing restrictions on the acquisition of foreign currency. Since these restrictions were put into place, some have turned to the black market to purchase US Dollars.

Click on the screenshot below to view the viz. Then adjust the date slider to see exactly when the split in value between the Dólar oficial, or value of the US Dollar as settled by the Argentinian government, and the Dólar blue, or value of the US Dollar as purchased on the black market: