In an amazing application of visualization techniques, this production is a depiction of the casualties and affects of war. Starting with World War II, Neil Halloran uses animated charts to measure the number of soldier and civilian deaths and then pivots and refactors these numbers in an impressive and impactful presentation that helped me better appreciate what really happened in history. He goes on to perform deeper analysis; comparing these numbers to other wars in history, and to make adjustments for population and other comparison factors. Really well-done.
This is an 18 minute presentation worth giving your undivided attention to fully appreciate the message. The use of common BI graphics and charting techniques is quite impressive – clustered columns, stacked columns and time-series charts, icons and cloud clusters – with music, narrative & a few pictures, all contribute to a truly enveloping presentation. At one point, you can pause the Flash player and interact with the chart to see more information (if you go to the site choose the Interactive option). View the interactive presentation at: http://www.fallen.io/ww2/
No doubt, this production took a lot of time and energy, and the author provides the option to support his work financially using Amazon; which is a well-deserved donation.