Visualization in Crises

Visualization in Crises

Hurricane Sandy has been detrimental to the northeast US, including NYC. Many information designers are based in the area, and Visually sends our best wishes to everyone impacted by the storm.

Often times, the biggest problem for anyone making decisions in crisis situations is getting the right information. The internet, crowdsourcing data collection, and automated data collection sources have all made collecting the information much easier, but now the problem often centers around getting that data into a usable format that shows the important patterns. Visualization is the obvious solution to this, and hurricane Sandy has shown how useful visualization can be in times of crisis.

The most critical decisions are made before the crisis really begins. For this, there are several hurricane trackers that did a good job of showing where the storm was projected to go, and the expected intensity when it got there.

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