Visualization

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

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…

Redesign of the Federal IT Dashboard

About a year after the launch of the Federal IT Dashboard, business intelligence…

A graphical look at Burning Man

This graphic on Burning Man is totally lost on me, but maybe you…

How to win Rock-paper-scissors every time

I admit it. When I first heard there are actual tournaments for Rock-paper-scissors,…

Two-minute journey through the history of cinema

35mm, a short film by Sarah Biermann, Torsten Strer, Felix Meyer, and Pascal…

Ugly chart used to confuse readers

Charles Blow on this unnecessarily complex chart used to show the network of…

Brief history of data visualization

Shawn Allen of Stamen Design provides a brief history of data visualization, starting…

Afghanistan war logs revealed and mapped

This past Sunday, well-known whistle-blower site Wikileaks released over 91,000 secret US military…

Where all the BP oil could end up

Now that the oil flow has finally stopped, for now, the attention has…

Military budget contextualized with CGI tanks

It’s no secret. The US military gets a lot of funding for manpower,…

Sorting algorithms visualized

This will be lost on many of you, but to the programmers this…

Exploration of our aging world

From Ben Fry’s newly established Fathom Information Design, is a visualization for GE…

Field guide to typographic moustaches

Sure, why not, let’s make it a hairy Friday. From Tor Weeks: a…

History of The Beatles as told by their hair

The Beatles were famously known for their mop-top haircuts in the early 1960s,…

Global forest heights mapped in detail by NASA

NASA has mapped the world’s forest heights, based on satellite data, for a…

Investigation of top secret America

In response to the the 9/11 attacks, the United States government created a…

Citizen’s guide to fancy pants coffee drinks

In the same spirit of the original coffee drink infographic from a few…

Maps that changed the world

Peter Barber, head of Map Collections at the British Library reports for the…

Path to happiness gets complicated and confusing

Just when you thought the path to lifelong happiness was uber simple and…