Visualization

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

Map of who owns the Arctic

Do you know who owns the Arctic? As it turns out, it’s a…

Icons of the Web scaled by popularity

Nmap visualizes site popularity as scaled icons. Favicons, that is. They’re that little…

How tax breaks could affect your bottom line

Wilson Andrews and Alicia Parlapiano report for The Washington Post on how the…

Countries of the world ranked by stuff

What country has the best education? Health? Quality of life? Thomas Klepl and…

Election night in Australia relived

It was election night a few days ago in Australia, and News.com.au ran…

If major environmental disasters happened in your neighborhood…

When major environmental disasters occur, thousands of people are often affected, but it’s…

Pseudo-variety and ownership of the soft drink industry

When you buy soft drinks and other beverages at the grocery store, most…

Understanding Shakespeare with visualization

Shakespeare literature is confusing. That’s not even an opinion. It’s a fact. Stephan…

Design advanced online and interactive maps with Polymaps

In a collaboration between SimpleGeo, who makes location data easier to access, and…

Bus movements in San Francisco animated

Eric Fischer has been having a good bit of fun with maps lately.…

Discuss: Driving is why you’re fat?

In a collaboration between GOOD and Hyperakt, they come out with a bold…

Stacked area shows the Web is dead?

Wired has declared that the Web is dead in their September cover story,…

Illustrated guide to a PhD

When I first got in to graduate school, I really had no idea…

Stamen makes experimental prettymaps

Add another toy to Stamen’s bag of tricks. The recently launched prettymaps by…

Animated map of earthquakes in Iceland

I’m late on this, but remember that volcano eruption in Iceland a few…

You + Me = Awesome

I used this diagram to convince my wife to marry me (j/k). Buy…

Back-of-the-napkin personal financial advice

Carl Richards, a financial planner and a regular on The New York Times’…

Martin Wattenberg talks data and visualization

Martin Wattenberg, who with his associate Fernanda Viégas, was just snatched up by…

Weeplaces visualizes your FourSquare movements

I’m still not comfortable sharing my location with strangers, and my friends are…

Designing an easier-to-read NYC subway map

There’s a lot of history behind the New York City subway map, but…

Alex Rodriguez joins the 600 club

Alex Rodriguez became only the seventh player in MLB history to hit 600…

$8.7b Iraq development funds unaccounted for

A simple question from GOOD magazine: where did the money to rebuild Iraq…

Another view of Inception, with the kicks this time

Here’s another timeline of Inception from deviantArt user, dehas. This one has the…

Back to the Future trilogy timelines

You know I can never resist a good Back to the Future reference.…

Need a new logo? Use this flowchart to decide

This flowchart from Watermark Design helps you decide if you need a new…

Browse street-side with Microsoft Street Slide

When street view came out on all the the popular online map applications,…

Inception dream levels explained in flowchart

You knew this was coming. I’d call spoiler alert for those who haven’t…

What online marketers know about you

Andrew Garcia Philips and Sarah Slobin (plus five data gatherers) of The Wall…

Exploring the Reach of Firefox

Once every blue moon I like to freelance as a short break from…

Inside the Glenn Beck/Goldline scheme

Jess Bachman and Barry Ritholtz take a look at the Glenn Beck/Goldline scheme…