The New York Times is featuring an elegant visualizer showing the one word that voters are using to describe their feelings on Election Day in the US. This clever little Flash app cycles through words, weighing them by popularity and providing optional sorting to see the difference between McCain voters’ feelings and those of Obama’s supporters.
This is a visualization that is not over-designed. It’s simple, easy to understand, and it works. I hope that other media outlets take note – perhaps we will see more simple tools like this in the future.