Visualization

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

Data-centric view of birth control

Birth control is one of those topics often saved for private conversations, so…

Interactive to see street orientation everywhere

After seeing polar charts of street orientation in major cities, Vladimir Agafonkin, an…

Twitter bot purge

With Twitter cracking down, some users are experiencing bigger dips in follower count…

Street network orientation in major cities

Using OpenStreetMap data, Geoff Boeing charted the orientation distributions of major cities: Each…

Products with tariffs in the trade war

The trade war started in January of this year when the administration imposed…

Composite image of a spider building its web

Christian Fröschlin combined 2,800 frames of a spider building its web for this…

Graphics explaining Thai boys rescue

The eighth Thai boy was rescued from the flooded cave recently. Great news.…

Expected versus actual goals in the World Cup

Benjamin Pavard from France made a low-probability goal the other day. Seth Blanchard…

Immigration in the United States visualized as rings of tree trunk

Pedro M. Cruz, John Wihbey, Avni Ghael and Felipe Shibuya from Northeastern University…

$16.1m in political and taxpayer spending at Trump properties

ProPublica compiled spending data from a wide range of sources to calculate the…

Visual introduction to bias in machine learning

A few years ago, Stephanie Yee and Tony Chu explained the introductory facets…

Blockchain visually explained

I feel like I was supposed to know what blockchain is a while…

Little League baseball analytics that would change the game forever

Oh. So that’s why I was always placed in right field that one…

Math gender gap bigger in richer school districts

This is quite the scatterplot from Claire Cain Miller and Kevin Quealy for…

Ancient Earth globe shows where you were located 750 million years ago

In a spin on the view of ancient Earth and the shift of…

Convert an image to LEGO brick shopping list in R

Every day you wish you could convert a picture of your family or…

History of the health meter in video games

The health meter in video games wasn’t always so commonplace. It took time,…

Unsolved killings mapped

Thousands of homicides. Some cases result in an arrest. Many end up unsolved.…

All the volcano eruptions

Slowly becoming the person who charts the past century of natural disaster events,…

Original map of Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood

The ink-drawn map of Hundred Acre Wood by Winnie-the-Pooh illustrator E. H. Shepard…

Imagining gigantic places with satellite imagery

Artist Marcus Lyon imagines worlds where there are so many people that the…

Vintage chart shows the evolution in design of everyday objects

By Raymond Loewy, this chart from 1934 shows the shifts in design of…

Nigel Holmes new illustrated book on Crazy Competitions

Nigel Holmes, the graphic designer known for his playful illustrated graphics, has a…

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…