This New York Times article about the way poverty affects children’s college education has a great user experience. The centerpiece is an interactive chart that lets you compare your prediction about the way poverty affects access to college education to actual study data. It then offers a nice commentary customized a little based on what you predicted. Take that, hindsight bias.
This article is a nice example of the way storytelling should work in 2015. Data isn’t frozen in raster graphics, and user interactions aren’t an overlay or afterthought, and they aren’t even cordoned in a comments section or in a social media widget. Instead, users, data, text, and graphics form a cohesive and informative unit.
I’d like to say more. The writer, social science nerd, and the web designer in me are delighted, but just go play with it!