Photos from India

Early this year (Jan. 29-Feb. 11), I went to India with Whitney. We traveled to Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, New Delhi, Agra, Rishikesh and Haridwar. It was a whirlwind trip, but totally amazing. Our good friend from college, Samkit Shah, who is from Mumbai, traveled with us and helped us find all the best deals and interesting places. It was so fun to see him and to see such an incredible place. Here are some photographs from the trip.

New Series: Fatal Flights

Last Friday The Washington Post published an investigative series, “Fatal Flights,” on medical helicopters in the U.S.

I worked on three graphics for the piece: two for the first day and one that ran Sunday. The first piece, Fatal Crashes Since 1980, combined a timeline, trend data and crash and victim information for all fatal crashes since 1980.

We also put together this timeline of the 2008 Maryland crash that uses audio and maps to piece together what happened during the search for Trooper 2.

I also created this simple state-by-state map that incorporates filters for different data points. The map shows how helicopters are concentrated throughout the states and how helicopter numbers relate to medicare population and trips.

Recent Design and Development Work

I said I was going to publish some of my recent work, so here goes. All of this stuff has been done in the past several months and has been published on

I worked on this interactive graphic about North Korean prison camps last month. It explores the five major camps and goes into detail about camp 15. Laris Karklis did the maps, Blaine Harden wrote the text, and I did the design and build.

In April, I worked with Amanda Zamora and Alexandra Garcia on this panoramic timeline of the scene of the shooting of DeOnte Rawlings. It uses three panoramic images, a map, and multiple hot spots to lead the reader through the sequence of events that led to Rawlings’ death. I used the same technology (Flash Panorama Player’s hotspots plugin) for this as I did for the Skipjack pano piece I posted below, but I think this is a much more sophisticated use of hotspot technology.

In April we also launched the D.C. budget game, which people can use to learn more about the city budget and what programs would stay or go with varying levels of funding. Users can save their budgets and compare their choices with other users.

For Barack Obama’s first 100 days, I created this sortable photo gallery that lets readers see exactly what he was doing. Load time is pretty slow, so future iterations will be much leaner.

Scene In: This player for a new series on fashion in D.C. by Alexandra Garcia utilizes the new AS3 video player Jesse Foltz created and features a logo illustration by Noel Smart. I designed the series player and built out the functionality. A new episode comes out every other Thursday.

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