A visualization by Pitch Interactive (led by Wes Grubbs) particularly caught my attention. It’s called “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” and was made in 2013 with drone strike data. It shows with striking clarity the death tolls in a way that no list of numbers possibly could.
I think the presentation is incredibly effective in not only communicating data but making us feel for it. This is an incredibly difficult task, but is likely done with the color palettes and graphic animations, in addition to the way the story plays out—slow at first, then faster and faster.