Infographics are a relatively new invention, designed to clearly and graphically present data in a way that is easy for the average person to digest. Our class worked in Adobe Illustrator to create unique infographics based on statistics gathered from Northwest DC.
By Ashlyn Frassinelli | This infographic examines the shortcomings of the D.C. Metro during August 2015. It focuses on Metro alerts, delays and various incidents in Northwest D.C. Overall, this infographic illustrates the severity of the shortcomings of the system for Metro riders.
By Jessica Freedman | Northwest D.C. is overwhelmingly Christian. There are quite a high number of Baptist churches, specifically, in Northwest D.C. To illustrate the overwhelming number of Baptist churches, the bar graph shows the number of churches associated with some other popular denominations of Christianity compared to the amount of Baptist churches. No other denomination came close. Chevy Chase had the lowest amount of churches, while Brightwood Park had the highest. Geographically, these areas are quite close; they are on opposite sides of Rock Creek Park.
Rachel Smilan-Goldstein | There are 28 farmers markets open in Northwest D.C. this fall. Shoppers looking for fresh produce in their neighborhoods can find the day of the week, time and location of all farmers markets in the quadrant using this infographic. With the right information, supporting local farms can be just as easy as a weekly trip to the grocery store.
By Drew Lawrence | Today, less than 0.5 percent of the U.S. population serves in any of the armed services. The reduction in size of our armed forces since World War II has created a disconnect between military personnel and civilians. Veterans are the middle ground between the two, with one foot still in the war and another struggling to get home. D.C.’s veteran population represents a shining light for the entirety of the veteran community due to its location and advocacy efforts. The benefits and support that are pushed in D.C. continue to help veterans adapt to civilian life.
By Eric Estroff | Redskins owner Dan Snyder and the city of Washington, D.C. are at a crossroads 83 years into the team’s history. Since Snyder has taken over, the Redskins have gone 108-148. They have been engulfed in scandal revolving around the team’s name and currently are without a franchise quarterback. Even with a losing record and a decommissioned trademark, the team’s revenue and value has tripled since Snyder took over.
By Ben Remaly | The National Mall has been undergoing massive changes for nearly a decade. The Trust for the National Mall has already accomplished quite a bit in reconstruction. A lot of their work is funded by donations from corporations, but they also rely on their own funds. Congress has agreed to match their goal of $350 million to spruce up “America’s front yard.”
By Ariana Mushnick | This infographic highlights some of the major differences in living costs between Georgetown, a neighborhood located in Northwest Washington, D.C., and Congress Heights, a neighborhood located in Southeast D.C. My infographic shows some of the drastic differences in the cost of living between the two neighborhoods. Furthermore, it examines the stark difference in median income between the two locations. To collet the data for this graphic, I used information from Realor.com ad contacted individual storefronts in both neighborhoods.
By Miriam Smallman | Northwest D.C. is home to more than 170 embassies. Most are located in Kalorama, Dupont Circle and Embassy Row. Another large block of embassies is located in the Van Ness area, in a State Department-segmented section of land called the International Chancery Center. Not all countries have embassies in D.C. and some countries’ only representation in the U.S. is through their mission to the United Nations in New York.
By Matthew Gross | These days the D.C. skyline is littered with cranes. From the Capitol to a ten-story-deep crater in West End, D.C. is undergoing quite the facelift. In 2015 alone, the financial value of construction permits in metropolitan D.C. area reached $1.3 billion. This infographic represents 2015’s permit allocation and valuing in aggregate, focusing on Northwest D.C. to show how much construction can occur in an area.
By Teniola Ayoola | Pennsylvania Avenue, stretching from the Capitol to the White House, is one of Washington’s oldest streets. The street has been the site of freedom marches, protests, presidential inaugurations, funerals, parades, and has hosted foreign dignitaries over its 200-year history. Some historical marches include the 1913 March for Women’s Rights, the March on Washington, and the March for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979. In 1987, the largest quilt created by family and friends of people who had died of AIDS was displayed on the National Mall.
By Sydney Sadick | My infographic presents five Northwest D.C. universities by the numbers: a comparison of the students and faculty on the campuses of American University, Georgetown University, Howard University, University of D.C. and The George Washington University. The graphic will help students and faculty know who’s on campus, in addition to perspective students who look at campus size as a determining factor when applying to college.
By Clare Hymes | D.C. has seen its highest murder rate this year on record since 2003. Coming into November 2015, 122 people have already been murdered in the District. No age group or racial profile has been spared. The types of murders have varied and many perpetrators have still not been caught. Northeast and Southeast D.C. have had the highest number of homicides, while Northwest trails shortly behind.
By Melyssa Granat | In recent years, the popularity of food trucks has increased significantly in D.C. There are 17,000 parking spots all over D.C.; food trucks occupy at least 100 spots in Northwest D.C. during lunch and serve about 5,000 people daily. The total cost of starting a food truck is roughly $90,000, which includes the price of the van, kitchen appliances, non-kitchen equipment, labor costs, kitchenware, a generator, a POS system and marketing.
By Bryana Gold | Once seen as taboo and a symbol of rebellion, tattoos are now seen as “attractive,” “adventurous” and “badass.” With more than 45 million people in the United States walking around with tattoos, this infographic shows where to get a tattoo in Northwest D.C.