Can you name 500 US cities and towns? What about 300 Canadian municipalities (cities, towns, villages, etc.)? For what you can name, can you picture their flags?
Demo Interactive Education Tool for National Flags
When you look up some flags, you often get a webpage, or list if it were a part of a group or you had searched the group, and links to the place the flag represents. Sometimes, you’ll get a map with some flags, and be able to download a graphic. That lack of consistency was frustrating to me, as was the large lack of information about flag design components and other flags with similar features, for design research and/or inspiration to avoid duplication or find inspiration among variations. So in the winter of 2023, I designed and build interactive online displays that would contain it all, as well as be able to grow and change over time as the information changes. I did this using the Tableau Public platform, and the first result was this demo using national flags as a set.
NAVA New American City Flags Survey Analysis Visualization
A few days ago, I shared a data visualization I did for the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) to support their international press release on a flag survey they did in late 2022. Today, I have the analytical one ready, intended more for research, or to find things to research and answer among the results.
NAVA New American City Flags Survey Analysis Tableau viz
NAVA New American City Flags Survey Results Visualization
A few days ago, the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) released results from their New (since 2015) American City Flags Survey to media in the 312 cities who had flags in the survey. They also released the results to select other media outlets they have relationships with for decades. Supporting this news release was a data visualization I did to show the full results in an interactive way, including images of the flags discussed.
NAVA New American City Flags Survey Results Viz
Theory vs Reality
In April 2021, I submitted five entries to a postcard story (500 words or less) writing contest by Geist magazine. One got short-listed, but not this one. Still, I enjoyed the thinking and writing process, and wanted to share it with you. The picture is the image of the postcard I chose to go with the postcard story. I hope you’ll like it.
If you liked these postcard stories and wanted to see others I had submitted, please click here.