Visualization

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

How many people might lose health insurance

The Urban Institute estimated how many people in each state gained health insurance…

Explaining the evolution of trust with game theory

Nicky Case, who has a knack for making complex topics playfully fun, delves…

Charting bird egg shapes, and why so many varieties

Bird eggs come in all shapes and sizes, and people didn’t really know…

An interactive to explain histograms, for normal people

Histograms require some statistical knowledge to grasp, and without the tidbits, the distribution…

Shazam music recognition maps

Shazam is a service with an app that lets you point your phone…

Boost economy with immigration

Want to increase the GDP? Easy. Let more immigrants in. Lena Groeger for…

Gender representation in comic books

Amanda Shendruk for The Pudding analyzed how genders are represented differently in comic…

Detailed satellite view of iceberg break

Using the thermal signature, NASA provides a detailed view of the break: The…

Hidden oil patterns on bowling lanes

This explainer video by Vox on the oil patterns on bowling lanes was…

Peak times for leisure and sports

The American Time Use Survey asks people what they do during the day.…

Every solar eclipse in your lifetime

The continental United States gets a total solar eclipse on August 21, so…

Infinite Twitter ad campaign, based on data profiles

As you probably know, Twitter (and all social media) collects data about you…

Test how well you can draw the states

Chris Wilson for Time has a fun piece up that tests how well…

Temperature simulation near the Earth’s core

Researchers are building models to simulate the Earth’s core. From CNRS News: Take…

Empty bladder vs. full bladder

I always enjoy the data sketches that Mona Chalabi posts on Instagram. She…

Australia as 100 people

Opting for the force-directed clusters route, Catherine Hanrahan and Simon Elvery for ABC…

Parts of America that most resemble the future

The Census Bureau released estimates for demographic breakdowns for each county — in…

When babies are born, the cycle

Movies would have you believe that birth is random and unpredictable. (And if…

A thousand ways to draw a thing

Google released the Quick, Draw! dataset, so the closer looks at the collection…

Looking for cultural expression in 50 million doodles

Using Google’s Quick Draw dataset, a collection of 50 million drawings across 345…

Mappings for Choose Your Own Adventure books

Every now and then there’s a visual exploration of the Choose Your Own…

Moving ice

Ice in Antartica is in constant (very slow) motion, and as ocean waters…

Politics of religious leaders

Kevin Quealy for The Upshot looks at political party registration of religious leaders,…

Geocities map, a snapshot of an old web

Geocities was a place on the web you could create your own space…

Pollution popsicles

Students at the National Taiwan University of Arts made popsicles using sewage runoff…

Baseball hitting angles on the rise

After the crackdown on performance-enhancing drugs, home runs in professional baseball dipped the…

xkcd: Words in every state map

xkcd reading my mind somehow as usual. Not all state word maps are…

LeBron James passed Michael Jordan in playoff points

As a Golden State Warriors fan, I am obligated to dislike LeBron James,…

Multiplayer stock market game with real money

Twitch launched Stock Stream, which is a multiplayer stock market game that uses…

Comparing Google Maps and Apple Maps Over a Year

Google collects much of their own data to construct their maps, whereas Apple…