Visualization

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

When babies are born, the cycle

Movies would have you believe that birth is random and unpredictable. (And if…

A thousand ways to draw a thing

Google released the Quick, Draw! dataset, so the closer looks at the collection…

Looking for cultural expression in 50 million doodles

Using Google’s Quick Draw dataset, a collection of 50 million drawings across 345…

Mappings for Choose Your Own Adventure books

Every now and then there’s a visual exploration of the Choose Your Own…

Moving ice

Ice in Antartica is in constant (very slow) motion, and as ocean waters…

Politics of religious leaders

Kevin Quealy for The Upshot looks at political party registration of religious leaders,…

Geocities map, a snapshot of an old web

Geocities was a place on the web you could create your own space…

Pollution popsicles

Students at the National Taiwan University of Arts made popsicles using sewage runoff…

Baseball hitting angles on the rise

After the crackdown on performance-enhancing drugs, home runs in professional baseball dipped the…

xkcd: Words in every state map

xkcd reading my mind somehow as usual. Not all state word maps are…

LeBron James passed Michael Jordan in playoff points

As a Golden State Warriors fan, I am obligated to dislike LeBron James,…

Multiplayer stock market game with real money

Twitch launched Stock Stream, which is a multiplayer stock market game that uses…

Comparing Google Maps and Apple Maps Over a Year

Google collects much of their own data to construct their maps, whereas Apple…

Melting glaciers

Glaciers at Glacier National Park in Montana are melting. Using data from the…

Medieval fantasy city generator

Game developer Oleg Dolya made a medieval fantasy city generator. Select the size…

All of Mister Rogers’ cardigan colors

While watching a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood marathon, Owen Phillips for The Awl wondered…

Satellites from the ground

There is a 16-by-16 mile grid of big X’s in the Sonoran Desert…

Chernoff emoji

Lazaro Gamio for Axios used Chernoff Faces that look like emojis. This visualization…

Breathing Earth of vegetation

Using data from NOAA STAR, Nadieh Bremer creates a breathing Earth that shows…

Gerrymandering game shows you how it works

Gerrymandering is the practice of manipulating boundaries in such a way that favors…

Life expectancy by state, against the US average

FiveThirtyEight continues their look at mortality by geography. This graphic by Anna Maria…

X-Ray of the oceans

Using satellite data and spatial models, researchers estimate human influence in the ocean.…

Most popular colors used by most popular sites

Paul Hebert was curious about the colors used on the web’s larger sites,…

Sandwich alignment chart

By @matttomic, this chart speaks to me.…

YouTube plays for ‘It’s Gonna Be May’

It’s that time of year again. Turn up the volume and blast It’s…

Life expectancy if all diseases were magically cured

Here’s a fun what-if simulation that imagines a world where all natural causes…

Mapping death in America, 1980 to 2014

Nationwide mortality data relies on death certificates, and when cause of death is…

How disinformation spreads in a network

Disinformation is kind of a problem these days, yeah? Fatih Erikli uses a…

NFL draft performance vs. expectations

Reuben Fischer-Baum for The Washington Post looks at professional football expectations given their…

Stephen Curry for MVP, because he makes his teammates better the most

The choice for Most Valuable Player in the NBA is only minimally about…