Visualization

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

How your taxes will change

I’m pretty sure this is all that most people want to know. The…

Rumsey Collection with a data visualization subject tag

The David Rumsey Map Collection, known for its many browsable historical maps, now…

Multivariate map collection

I heard you like maps. Jim Vallandingham put together a collection of maps…

Disney-Fox market share

Disney is set to buy 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. I honestly…

Tracking ballet dancer movements

Research group Euphrates experimented with lines and a ballet dancer’s movements in Ballet…

Alabama voter demographics

Democrat Doug Jones won in the senate race against Republican Roy More last…

Data visualization for analysis and understanding complex problems

Enrico Bertini, a professor at New York University, delves into the less flashy…

Simulation shows swirling of smoke, sea salt, and dust around the world

NASA. Data. Good. Tracking the aerosols carried on the winds let scientists see…

Where students learn the most

Emily Badger and Kevin Quealy, reporting for the Upshot, highlights research from Sean…

Bomb contaminants where you live

Lena Groeger, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Abrahm Lustgarten, reporting for ProPublica with a…

High-detail landscape using lidar data

Lidar, which is like radar but with lasers instead of radio waves, can…

Stopping a nuclear missile fired at the US

I hate that this feels like something civilians should know. Bonnie Berkowitz and…

Tech generations, as seen through video source, music players, and internet access

In a fun piece by Reuben Fischer-Baum, reporting for The Washington Post: In…

Middle-class tax cuts and increases from Senate bill

A lot of tax debate centers around the “average” American family, with focus…

Chart search popularity

Anna Vital, in collaboration with the Google News Lab, shows the search popularity…

Global cycling and running heatmap

A few years back, cycling and running app Strava mapped the paths of…

Every tax cut and increase in House Republicans’ bill

The House Republicans will vote on a tax bill soon that adds about…

How generative music works

Generative music comes from the design of a system that produces notes that…

3-D tube chart of global CO2 concentration and temperature

Because you can never have enough time series charts that show increases of…

Looking for patterns and structures from the sky

Photographer Bernhard Lang takes pictures in small planes and helicopters, pointing his camera…

A daily high-resolution image of Earth

Planet monitors Earth with hundreds of satellites, and after six years, they’ve built…

The words used by men and women to write about love

Josh Katz, Claire Cain Miller, and Kathleen A. Flynn for The Upshot plotted…

Google maps street-level air quality using Street View cars with sensors

Google equipped their Street View cars with air quality sensors and sent them…

Cities projected to be under water by 2100

Using Climate Central sea-level rise estimates, The Guardian plots and maps the potential…

Carbon emissions goals vs. current paths

Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich reporting for The New York Times: Under the…

Visualization song release

Ukranian band Obiymy Doschu released a new song Razom. “It’s a uplifting and…

Visual explainer for hierarchical modeling

Hierarchical models, or multilevel models, are used to represent data that might vary…

Charts show time between assaults and public allegations

As the list of sexual assault allegations grows for Harvey Weinstein (and many…

Sorting algorithms visualized with animated color palette

I bet you woke up this morning thinking, “I haven’t seen a good…

Visualizing fertilization of egg by sperm at the atomic level, with a Star Wars theme

Don Ingber and Charles Reilly of the Wyss Institute used data at the…