Visualization

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

U.S. overlaid on the Moon for a sense of scale

How big is the Moon, really? Reddit user boredboarder8 provided some perspective with…

A shroud of cold air descends on the U.S.

From NOAA, an animation showing a wave of cold during the Martin Luther…

Redrawn United States of electoral votes

Neil Freeman reimagined state boundary lines based on population. He started with an…

Visualization spectrum

A handful of experts weighed in on visualization as a spectrum rather than…

State of the Union address decreasing reading level

With the State of the Union address tonight, The Guardian plotted the Flesh-Kincaid…

The many relationships of Zeus

Viviana Ferro, Ilaria Pagin, and Elisa Zamarian had a look at all of…

Mapping translations of Othello

Tom Cheesman of Swansea University, along with Kevin Flanagan and Studio NAND, dives…

A visual exploration of US gun murders

Information visualization firm Periscopic just published a thoughtful interactive piece on gun murders…

Time running parallel

In Waters Re~ artist X├írene Eskandar placed video of the same landscape at…

Super Bowl ad costs vs. company profit during game

Ritchie King for Quartz compared money spent on Super Bowl ads — now…

Mercator map puzzle

The Mercator projection can be useful for giving directions, but when it comes…

Baseball Hall of Fame voting trajectories

Carlos Scheidegger and Kenny Shirley, along with Chris Volinsky, visualized Major League Baseball…

NFL fans on Facebook, based on likes

As the Super Bowl draws near, Facebook took a look at football fandom…

Ten years of cumulative precipitation

We’ve all seen rain maps for a sliver of time. Screw that. I…

Evolution of science fiction covers in color

Arthur Buxton plotted the most common colors of Penguin Publishing science fiction colors…

Billionaires of the world ranked and charted

How wealthy are the richest people in the world? How do they compare…

Slitscanning online videos

Thanks to Sha Hwang, you can now siltscan videos on YouTube and Vimeo…

silenc: Removing the silent letters from a body of text

During a two-week visualization course, Momo Miyazaki, Manas Karambelkar, and Kenneth Aleksander Robertsen…

Global temperature rises over past century

New Scientist mapped global temperature change based on a NASA GISTEMP analysis. The…