News & Politics
The interactive scrolling graphic developed on Canvas with d3 and ScrollMagic powerfully presented the data to clearly show the discrepancy between federal requirements and the actual treatment of transgender prisoners.- NBC News Team
In order to show a clear comparison between portions of unknown housed prisoners and housed according to gender identity, we wanted to calculate each dot's position based on its category instead of randomly assigning a position. With canvas, it’s hard to debug with regular console log and there's no way to assign a class name to each dot. The team ultimately combined d3 force layout type with WebGL to cluster dots based on the category.