Visualization

Showing the stories in data through statistics, design, aesthetics, and code.

What’s in a food truck

Food trucks are the real deal these days. The best ones serve a…

A visualization game to understand education and school segregation

Educate Your Child by Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee uses census data and the school…

Subway delays visually explained

Adam Pearce for The New York Times describes the sad state of affairs…

What data visualization is for

Eric Rodenbeck from Stamen Design discusses visualization the medium over visualization the tool…

Comparison of terms and conditions lengths

Most of us don’t read the terms and conditions before we click on…

Tweeting a map of every Census tract in the United States

By Neil Freeman, the @everytract bot on Twitter, as the name suggests, is…

Mapping a diverse but segregated America

Aaron Williams and Armand Emamdjomeh for The Washington Post delve into diversity and…

A game to better understand the wisdom (and madness) of crowds

You’ve probably heard of the wisdom of crowds. The general idea, popularized by…

All the buildings in Manhattan in 3-D map

Taylor Baldwin mapped all of the buildings in Manhattan using a 3-D layout.…

Get all caught up with The Avengers using this timeline

It’s been a decade since the first Iron Man movie, and some 30…

Waiting Game, through the steps of asylum seekers

Sisi Wei for ProPublica and Nick Fortugno of Playmatics made a game to…

Umpire strike zone changes to finish games earlier

When watching baseball on television, we get the benefit of seeing whether a…

Shapes we make, seen from the sky

Look from the above at the shapes and geometry we use for cities,…

Algorithms drawn as IKEA furniture instructions

Learning algorithm steps can be a challenge when viewed only through code or…

Maps show spring arriving earlier

From Joshua Stevens at the NASA Earth Observatory: But over the longer term,…

The Moon in 4k resolution

Based on data gathered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA pieced together this…

Day of the year companies stop paying women

One way to think about gender pay gap is to imagine women receive…

A musical journey in 1939, retold with visualization

In 1939, John and Ruby Lomax traveled through ten southern states in three…

SimCity-like views using satellite imagery

Maps typically show a view from straight above, which is good for navigation…

Income mobility for different groups

Building on their previous visualization work on black boys dropping income levels in…

Average first leaf appearance, as animated map

The USA National Phenology Network uses a computer model to estimate heat build-up…

Apollo 11 conversations on the way to the moon

As you can imagine, there was plenty of conversation between Earth and Apollo…

Black boys dropping income levels as adults

Research by Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Maggie Jones, and Sonya Porter from the…

One-way tickets out for homeless people

Many cities provide free bus tickets for homeless people who want to relocate.…

All the astronauts and their spaceflights

556 people have gone to space. In an article on their changed perspectives,…

Traveling birds on a thousand-mile journey

Birds migrate to areas more hospitable, but where do they go? It depends…

Beginner’s guide to visualization literacy

Mikhail Popov, a data scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, led a workshop on…

Who’s winning the medal race, depending on how you weight the medals

Every year, we look at the medal counts of each country. Who’s winning?…

Mikaela Shiffrin pulling away for gold

Mikaela Shiffrin won her first gold medal in PyeongChang with a fraction of…

Fantasy map generator

This is fun. It’s a fantasy map generator with the following rules: Project…