Visualization

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

Access to education where you live

If you’re a parent, most likely you want your children to go to…

When crime happens in major cities

Does more crime happen during the late hours of the night or in…

Sales receipt redesign

Design firm Berg rethinks the everyday sales receipt under the premise that registers…

Takin’ data to the streets. Word.

Whenever I’m out late at night with my bottle of black spray paint…

Anatomy of a computer virus explained

Motion designer Patrick Clair tells the story of Stuxnet, “a Microsoft Windows computer…

Elements of Happiness: A happy life depicted in diagrams

For several decades, Harvard Laboratory of Adult Development has chronicled the lives of…

Average color of NYC skies, every five minutes

The color of the sky changes through the day and into the night…

Imagining the future of information graphics

While information graphics have been around for decades, their current form is brand…

Words used in commencement speeches

If you’ve visited YouTube in the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably noticed…

Award-nominated movies vs. highest grossing

Dorothy Gambrell of very small array continues with her fascination of movie quality…

Households like yours

Accompanying an article on the changing family dynamic, The New York Times provides…

Student visualization projects

A lot of fun and interesting projects seem to spring up when you…

In pursuit of the American dream (house)

Trulia Insights sure has been having fun lately. In their most recent dig…

Long-exposure air traffic

Terrance Chang shows us flight patterns at San Francisco International Airport using long-exposure…

Computer assisted design and the 9/11 Memorial

Digital artist Jer Thorp discusses the algorithm and tool used to arrange 9/11…

RottenTomatoes trends with Career-o-matic

Slate puts together a rough analysis of RottenTomatoes actor and director career ratings.…

Yacht design inspired by Voronoi diagram

Industrial architect Hyun-Seok Kim, known for eccentric yacht designs, uses Voronoi diagrams as…

Keyboard with keys raised by frequency of use

Mike Knuepfel, a student in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, uses key frequency, according…

All roads lead to philosophy, on Wikipedia

Jeffrey Winter tests a hunch about links leading to philosophy on Wikipedia: There…

Simple guide to drunkenness

From Aran Kanani on DeviantArt. Try easing up on the tequila and maybe…

Trulia Crime Map helps you find safe living places

Real estate site Trulia made a great move when they acquired mapping outfit…

How we describe ourselves, according to online dating profiles

The traditional way to gauge who we are as a country, state, or…

Find everywhere you can go in 15 minutes or less

A lot of the time when making plans to meet up with friends…

Make shaped word clouds with Tagxedo

Love ’em or hate ’em, tag clouds, or the more recent incarnation, Wordles,…

Rise and fall of housing prices

Kevin Quealy and Jeremy White report for The New York Times on the…

11.3m player deaths visualized in point cloud

Sometimes visualizing everything can turn out beautiful results. It seems to work especially…

Time-lapse of the night sky with the Very Large Telescope

The Very Large Telescope (VLT) in an array of four telescopes operated by…

Why you shouldn’t eat farmed fish – a graphical explanation

Do you know where your fish comes from? Well, yeah, it comes from…

Aaron Koblin on visualizing humanity

Aaron Koblin, Creative Director of Google’s Data Arts team, shares some of the…

Exploring NYT news and its authors

The IBM Visual Communication Lab published their first of what I hope many…