Visualization

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

Crisis of Credit Explained in Animated Infographics

This video (below) explains how we got into this credit crisis. It’s a lot of greedy business folk who borrow, borrow, and then borrow more money. Why do they borrow…

Explore Flickr Videos On Flickr Clock by Stamen Design

Stamen Design, whose work you’ve most definitely seen, comes out with their most recent collaboration with Flickr, the photo and video sharing service. It’s called Flickr Clock. It lets you…

Nokia Collaborates With Generative Artists for Beautiful Interactive Pieces

In collaboration with generative artists Marius Watz, field, and others, along with Universal Everything and Wieden+Kennedy, Nokia has put together a beautiful art series involving communication as a promotion to…

Paycheck Gap Between Men and Women – Guess Who Makes Less

Hannah Fairfield and Graham Roberts from The New York Times show the disparity in salary among men and women. Each dot represents a job and the dark black diagonal line…

Progress: A Graphical Report on the State of the World

You might recall that the United Nations Statistics Division launched UNdata about one week short of a year ago, which was an improvement on the previous United Nations Commons Database.…

Microsoft’s Vision for 2019 is Data Visualization

Google’s chief economist tells us statistician will be the sexy job of the next decade. Now Microsoft provides its vision for 2019 (video below): Video: Future Vision Montage The future…

Banking Execs Flee with Millions of Dollars in Golden Parachute

I figured out how I am going to get rich, and I’m going to share my secret with you. I’m going to become a high-profile banking executive, do a horrible…

How Many Gallons of Fuel Does it Take to Travel 350 Miles?

GOOD Magazine, in collaboration with Robert A. Di Leso, Jr., explores fuel use by various modes of transportation. In what is essentially a fancied up bar chart, we see how…

How Much Junk Orbits Around the Earth?

You might not realize it, but there’s a lot of junk that orbits around the Earth. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks anything in orbit that’s bigger than…

The Universe in 2009 from Seed Magazine

Seed Magazine, a publication dedicated to cool things in science, give us The Universe in 2009: In 2009, we are celebrating curiosity and creativity with a dynamic look at the…

Wired Relates Playboy Playmate BMI and Average BMI, 1954-2008

Playboy playmates continue to be a point of fascination. Remember that study on Playmates and the state of the economy? Anyhow, Wired Magazine visualizes Playmate BMI and US average BMI…

Alternate View of Obama’s $819 billion Stimulus Package

OK, so we saw CreditLoan’s representation of Obama’s stimulus package. Here’s Washington Post’s take on the breakdown with a combination of bar charts, bubbles, and a stacked graph chart for…

CreditLoan Maps Out Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan

President Barack Obama has a $800 billion+ economic stimulus package in the works. That’s a lot of dough. Where’s it all going? CreditLoan provides the breakdown in bubbles, bubbles, and…

USA Today Digs Into Job Forecasts for 2009

While on the topic of job losses, USA Today provides a look into job forecasts from Moody’s Economy.com. While the new forecast shows U.S. employment growing in 2010-2012, the outlook…

4 Different Looks at Job Losses During Recessions

There are so many ways that you can cut a dataset whether it be big or small. Cut it by time, different chunks of time, categories, etc., and you just…

MIX Online Explores Visualization in Project Descry

MIX Online, a community of designers and developers, released Project Descry – a series of four open source web-based visualizations.…

Ranking and Mapping Scientific Knowledge – eigenfactor

The Eigenfactor Project and Moritz Stefaner collaborate in these interactive visualizations “based on Eigenfactor Metrics and hierarchical clustering to explore emerging patterns in citation networks.” Yeah… or in other words,…

George Dubya Bush Bull’s-eye

Linda Eckstein sent this graphic along to show the main ideas of Russ Baker’s Family of Secrets. In Linda’s words, “[T]he idea was for me to come up with a…

What’s the Weather Like In Your City?

Cincinnati’s local NBC news provides viewers with a customizable weather dashboard. Look up your city, drag and drop the different modules, and look at the weather from your neck of…

New York Times Maps Twitter Chatter During Super Bowl

Twitter and maps just go well together. The New York Times maps Super Bowl-related tweets over the course of the game. A control timeline is provided up top and several…

Showcase of Student Personal Annual Reports

Some of the best stuff comes out of student projects. During the Screendesign workshop in Fachhochschule Potsdam last summer, students were asked to collect, analyze, and visualize personal data. Topics…

Data Visualization Sketches for Google Search Results

Grid/plane, a studio centered in Portland Orgeon, collaborated with Instrument, to visualize media buzz across various social media outlets. The client? Google. Working in tandem with Google Analytics, the Flash-based,…

Last Day to Put in Your Entry for Visualize This – Vote Now

A quick reminder: tomorrow is the last day to put in your entry for the first edition of Visualize This. There have been a lot of interesting visualization entries so…

Why Do Freeways Come to an Annoying Hault?

The worst thing about Los Angeles is the traffic hands down. As you sit there in a traffic jam, you first wonder what the hold up is, and as an…

Heavy Metal Band Names Flow Chart

Doogie Horner from Comic vs. Audience created the above flow chart for heavy metal band names. So in case you’re in search of name for your heavy metal band, start…

Visualizing Twitter as Barack Obama Became the 44th President

On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 12pm, Barack Obama officially became the 44th president of the United States of America. As we all watched Obama being sworn in front of…

Twistori for the Inauguration

Remember Twistori? It’s the Twitter mashup that shows tweets of love, hate, think, believe, and wish. I guess naturally, there’s an inauguration version. It’s not as effective, but still worth…

Photosynth from the Inaugural Stands on MSNBC

The Photosynth of first-hand reader photographs is now up on MSNBC. If you’re not familiar with Photosynth, here’s a brief description: Photosynth is a potent mixture of two independent breakthroughs:…

Inaugural Words From 1789 to Present

There’s a lot going on today, and of course the news interactive teams are pushing out. The New York Times pushes out an updated infographic that shows inaugural words all…

Guide to Inauguration Day

It’s Inauguration Day! There’s a happy buzz in the air, and you can’t help but feel excited. I of course turn to The New York Times for a comprehensive guide.…