Visualization

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

Bread bag alignment chart

From @aurelianrabbit, the bread bag alignment chart. Lawful neutral, right here.…

Where North Korea can reach with its missiles

Troy Griggs and Karen Yourish for The New York Times mapped the estimated…

Perception of neighborhoods through Airbnb ratings

BeƱat Arregi made a series of Airbnb maps with a simple premise. If…

Karate-inspired projection mapping

I have no idea how projection mapping works, so it kind of feels…

Music preference geography

Travel to different parts of the country, and you hear different types of…

Interactive shows map projections with a face

We’ve seen faces as map projections before, but this is 63 projections on…

Boeing draws a plane in the sky with flight path

In a test flight, Boeing took the thing where you draw using your…

Voronoi diagram of people in the park

From Rod Bogart, a Voronoi diagram of people sitting in Bryant Park. It’s…

Flow of goods between states

Using data from the Freight Analysis Framework, Chris Canipe for Axios mapped the…

Google Trends eclipse interest

I feel like the large-volume coverage of the upcoming eclipse doesn’t quite match…

Satellite view of the upcoming eclipse’s path

In case you didn’t hear, a solar eclipse is on the way that…

Hotter and hotter summers, extremely hot

Climate scientist James Hansen and team looked at summer temperatures over several decades.…

Why automation is different this time

Since forever, we’ve tried to make jobs easier. More automated. In many cases,…

How many people might lose health insurance

The Urban Institute estimated how many people in each state gained health insurance…

Explaining the evolution of trust with game theory

Nicky Case, who has a knack for making complex topics playfully fun, delves…

Charting bird egg shapes, and why so many varieties

Bird eggs come in all shapes and sizes, and people didn’t really know…

An interactive to explain histograms, for normal people

Histograms require some statistical knowledge to grasp, and without the tidbits, the distribution…

Shazam music recognition maps

Shazam is a service with an app that lets you point your phone…

Boost economy with immigration

Want to increase the GDP? Easy. Let more immigrants in. Lena Groeger for…

Gender representation in comic books

Amanda Shendruk for The Pudding analyzed how genders are represented differently in comic…

Detailed satellite view of iceberg break

Using the thermal signature, NASA provides a detailed view of the break: The…

Hidden oil patterns on bowling lanes

This explainer video by Vox on the oil patterns on bowling lanes was…

Peak times for leisure and sports

The American Time Use Survey asks people what they do during the day.…

Every solar eclipse in your lifetime

The continental United States gets a total solar eclipse on August 21, so…

Infinite Twitter ad campaign, based on data profiles

As you probably know, Twitter (and all social media) collects data about you…

Test how well you can draw the states

Chris Wilson for Time has a fun piece up that tests how well…

Temperature simulation near the Earth’s core

Researchers are building models to simulate the Earth’s core. From CNRS News: Take…

Empty bladder vs. full bladder

I always enjoy the data sketches that Mona Chalabi posts on Instagram. She…

Australia as 100 people

Opting for the force-directed clusters route, Catherine Hanrahan and Simon Elvery for ABC…

Parts of America that most resemble the future

The Census Bureau released estimates for demographic breakdowns for each county — in…