The Obesity Epidemic 1.0

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Released: Feb 4, 2009
Updated: Feb 6, 2009 by nishkoth
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Source Code Obesity
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You've probably heard that there's an obesity epidemic going on in the United States. Every wondered how bad it is? We mined the data from a CDC study on the topic and its unnerving. This visualization takes an interactive infographic approach to presenting the obesity trend in the US since the mid-eighties. Each state is represented by a tee shirt, and the size of the tee shirt is proportional to the percentage of population that has a BMI over 30

Check out the visualization here.

Feature Highlights
  • Demonstrates tight binding between Silverlight and HTML DOM; a good chunk of this visualization is, in fact, plain old XHTML/CSS
  • Extensive use of LINQ to transform and filter data
  • Demonstrates usage of Storyboard and key-frame animations, both, for sorting, and tee-sizing
  • Great example of presentation/code separation through the use of XAML for animations and UI
  • Demonstrates control-skinning and templating
  • Shows the use of Dispatcher for triggering events

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