Tell your story through data

Compelling, data-driven narratives and exploration tools. Browse our work »


Chicago's Million Dollar Blocks

Chicago's Million Dollar Blocks

An interactive map showing spending on incarceration for every block in the City of Chicago.

Cook County House Price Index

Cook County House Price Index

We communicated research about price trends for single family homes in 33 submarkets in Cook County.

LargeLots.org

LargeLots.org

We worked with LISC Chicago, Teamwork Englewood and the City of Chicago to make purchasing of vacant land easier for residents.


Data tools

Custom tools to dramatically reduce the time and cost of preparing data. Browse our work »


Entity-Focused Data System

Entity-Focused Data System

A data system to continually link information about political figures, campaign filings, contracts and lobbyist disclosures to drive investigations.

Geomancer

Geomancer

A free and open source tool for journalists to easily mash up data based on shared geography.

Plenar.io

Plenar.io

We worked with researchers and policy students to build a new platform to explore and build with open data through space and time.


Blog

Better Living Through Documentation by Cathy Deng

Better Living Through Documentation

May 28, 2015 by Cathy Deng

Effective technical communication shouldn’t be an afterthought; it’s crucial to open source development. Here are 20 practical tips.

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