Food tracker diary timeline

With the availability of weight and food tracking apps these days, there are thousands of people building out their time series every day. Albert Sun for the New York Times visualized the outlier case of Steve Lochner who lost over 100 pounds during a three-year period.

Once again, the annotation makes it. As you scroll, the timeline plays out and significant events such as spikes, drops, and milestones are marked and explained. Keep on scrolling and you see how Lochner, labeled as a “super tracker”, compares to others who set a 50-plus pound weight loss goal.

Favorites

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2014

It’s always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. Nevertheless, I gave it a go.

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

Most popular porn searches, by state

We’ve seen that we can learn from what people search for, through the eyes of Google suggestions: state stereotypes, national …