Visualization

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

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…

Visual introduction to the Fourier Transform

One of my least favorite electrical engineering courses in college was on signals…

Where constituent input ends up

When you have input to send Congress, you have a number of communication…

Olympian mechanics

Well this is awesome. The New York Times highlighted four olympians with a…

Olympians in your living room through augmented reality

Well this is awesome. The Winter Olympics start this Friday, and The New…

Roger Federer career in rankings and wins

Professional tennis player Roger Federer won his 20th Grand Slam title recently. He’s…

Scissors congruence

The Wallace–Bolyai–Gerwien theorem says that if you have two polygons of equal area,…

Redistricting the congressional map with different goals

FiveThirtyEight asks, “There’s a lot of complaining about gerrymandering, but what should districts…

Bruises

Musician Kaki King’s daughter suffers from a condition (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) where her…

Finding fake followers

This fake follower piece by Nicholas Confessore, Gabriel J.X. Dance, Richard Harris, and…

Hand-drawn how-to instructions using zero words

Inspired by Dear Data, the data drawing pen pal project, designers Josefina Bravo,…

Release strategies for Oscar-nominated films

Evie Liu and William Davis, reporting MarketWatch, looked at release strategies of Oscar…

Is there something wrong with democracy?

Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, for The New York Times, answer the question…

Surprise, the world was warmer again in 2017

According to NASA estimates, 2017 was the second warmest year on record since…

Porn traffic before and after the missile alert in Hawaii

PornHub compared minute-to-minute traffic on their site before and after the missile alert…

Compare your fears against reality

From ABC News, this is a clever comparison between people’s worst fears and…

Musical hexagons

This is a fun ditty by Vasco Asturiano. I’m a little too far…

Mapping global accessibility to cities

From The Malaria Atlas Project, a global map of estimated accessibility to cities:…

Scale comparison of wildfires

The past few days in California has been non-stop rain, but the months…

Spotting rip currents

Rip currents are like hidden rivers near the shore that head out to…