Visualization

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

Tweets per second during Bin Laden announcement

As I listened to my young neighbors run around the parking lot chanting,…

Women’s dress sizes demystified

Women’s clothing sizes have always confused me. My wife always has to try…

Mac vs. PC people

Recommendation site Hunch is another one of those applications that knows a ton…

New York Times R&D Lab explores how news is shared and read with Project Cascade

For online publications, it’s useful to know how people share links to articles…

History of detainees at Guantánamo

On January 11, 2002 the first detainees arrived at Guantánamo. On January 22,…

Water changes everything in motion graphics

In the most recent media push for Charity: Water, a video of motion…

Art, science, and cartography

Similar discussions going on in the cartography branch among UW Madison geography folks.…

How long it takes for house prices to drop

Shopping for a house? Sometimes it can be advantageous to wait a while,…

Map your location – that your iPhone secretly records

Researchers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden have found that the iPhone records cell…

See what you and others tweet about with the Topic Explorer

When you first come across a Twitter account it can be hard to…

Visualization as a mass medium in the 21st century

In an op-ed for CNN and perhaps adding fuel to the fire, Martin…

Dropping movie ratings from the past six decades

Dorothy Gambrell of very small array charts median Tomatometer ratings of the top…

DisplayCabinet augments keys and wallet with data

DisplayCabinet is a clever use of a projected display and RFID tags to…

Business intelligence vs. infotainment

Business intelligence expert Stephen Few goes on another rant about information graphics —…

Mental disorder graphics

Designer Patrick Smith has a minimalist look at mental disorders: I was doing…

Sugar consumption buckets

Lovely imagery showing sugar consumption for day through lifetime. The average American consumes…

Rings of population change by block

You’ve seen population changes at the state and county level, but with Census…

The city in real-time

The MIT SENSEable City Lab presents five different perspectives of the ebb and…

Beauty of Maps available in its entirety

Almost a year ago, the BBC aired the Beauty of Maps, but we…

Movies with multiple Harry Potter wizards

I feel like whenever I watch a British film, I see a Harry…

Physically climb over budget data with Kinect

As an entry to the Eyebeam DataVizChallenge to visualize your taxes, Budget Climb…

More proportions and cocktails

Designers’ current obsession with cocktails and proportions continues with Konstantin Datz’ recent poster.…

Taming the breath of a wok

I found this on Serious Eats, but it looks like it’s from a…

X-Men family tree

Amusing from graphic designer Joe Stone, although not as good as the crazy-detailed…

Tell-all telephone reveals politician’s life

Not many people understand the importance of data privacy. They don’t get out…

Complexity of time zones explained

Do you understand how time zones work around the world and when exactly…

Make your own safety map in case of emergency

It’s a good idea to have a meeting place in case of an…

Every river system mapped in World of Rivers

The annual Malofiej awards, for top graphics in journalism, were handed out last…

Anatomy of a cupcake

Aww, how cute. As a birthday gift, a couple sent their best wishes…

Why we need to save great teachers

Okay, it’s kind of a given for why we need to make sure…