Projects

Results of a restless mind late at night.

Past 25 Years of Consumer Spending

How has consumer spending changed over the past 25 years? Do we spend more on some things and spend less on other than we did in the early 80s? In…

The Dumbest City in America

Ever since my hometown Fresno, California was ranked the dumbest city in America (albeit, with a flawed ranking system), the first FlowingPrints series, on the state of education, has taken…

Make Your Walls Way Cooler With Data

Like I said, data graphics that aren’t interactive are a lot better in print. I’m not sure what it is exactly but it’s the same feeling as holding a physical…

How Long People Live in America

In this graphic, we take a look at some data on how long you’re expected to live. Live in Hawaii and you just might live a little longer. Hawaii has…

TV Size Over the Past 8 Years

Apparently the average television size is going to be 60 inches by 2015. Do we really need that much television? I mean, come on. I used to watch my mom’s…

your.flowingdata Gets an Upgrade + Free iPhone App

It’s been fun to see your.flowingdata evolve the past few weeks, and it’s good to see so many of you making use of it. Thanks for all the useful feedback…

your.flowingdata Update: Share Data and Set Reminders

It’s been about three weeks since I announced the new version of your.flowingdata (YFD), and I’m pleased with how things have progressed. We’ve seen over 21,000 data points tweeted by…

Collect Data About Yourself with Twitter – your.flowingdata is Live

your.flowingdata (YFD), a Twitter application that lets you collect data about yourself, is now LIVE! I feel like I’ve been working on this project forever, but it’s finally at a…

Sneak Peek: New Version of your.flowingdata Coming Soon

The brand new version of your.flowingdata (YFD) is coming soon, and of course, as a FlowingData reader, you get the first peak. Newer readers might not know what I’m talking…

FlowingPrints: Posterizing the World’s Data, Plus FlowingData Newsletter

For the longest time I’ve been obsessed with data visualization and infographics in print, specifically posters. Visualization on the Web is great, but there’s a limitation with screen real estate,…

your.flowingdata: Collect Data About Yourself via Twitter

As many of you know, I’ve been working on a project that lets you collect data about yourself via direct messages on Twitter. It’s called your.flowingdata (YFD). It started with…

Progress: A Graphical Report on the State of the World

You might recall that the United Nations Statistics Division launched UNdata about one week short of a year ago, which was an improvement on the previous United Nations Commons Database.…

Mapping and Animating Growth of Target Across United States

After I produced a map that shows the growth of Walmart, there were tons of comments that were along the lines of, “I would love to see this for insert…

Visualizing Twitter as Barack Obama Became the 44th President

On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 12pm, Barack Obama officially became the 44th president of the United States of America. As we all watched Obama being sworn in front of…

Discover Your Future for 2009 – CookieSays Fortunes

First off, happy new year! I’m back from my short hiatus from blogging and school. I trust everyone had a good holiday week. I saw a couple of good movies:…