Visualization

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

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.…

Man vs Woman, Decision-making for Goldstar Beer

These ads for Goldstar beer were hung above bar toilets. They’re comical flow charts that provide some “insight” on the man versus woman, um, decision-making process – clothes, love, and…

Fun With Words that Collectively Make Pictures

People have fallen in love with word clouds that make pictures. Zoom in and you see a bunch of individual words. Zoom out and you see a famous person’s face.…

Dopplr Presents Personal Travel Report to All Users

Dopplr is a service that lets you share your travel schedule with friends and then highlights times when you and your friends will be in the same place. For example,…

2008 Feltron Annual Report Now Available

After Nicholas Felton’s ever popular 2005, 2006 and 2007 annual report on himself, you knew this was coming. The 2008 Feltron Annual Report is now up for your viewing pleasure.…

Ford Turns to Design and Data Visualization to Boost Sales

Ford sales are suffering. In an attempt to improve, they’re going green with hybrid vehicles, and in doing so, had to shift their design. In their initial studies with IDEO,…

Tools You Need to Track Energy Consumption – WattzOn

“Climate change is a global problem. But it’s individuals who will create the solution.” This is the WattzOn premise.…

Browser Wars – A New Take on Streamgraphs

Because it’s Friday – PixelLabs puts a cartoon-ish spin on streamgraphs. Who will win?? [Thanks, @prblog]…

Animated Map Shows One Year of Edits to OpenStreetMap

I admit it. I’m a sucker for animated maps – especially when there’s music playing in the back. I’m not exactly sure what it is about them. It’s data visualization…

Visual Guide to General Motors’ Financial Woes

As you’ve probably heard, General Motors has come on some financial troubles and grows increasingly desperate for a federal bailout. How did the American vehicle giant get to this point?…

Graphs Lead to Decline in Love

Coincidence. Absolutely. Lisa Simpson agrees. Have a good weekend all. [via xkcd | Thanks, Steve]…

9 Ways to Visualize Consumer Spending

GOOD Magazine’s most recent infographic (above and below) on consumer spending got me to thinking about all the other approaches I’ve seen on the same topic. The number of ways…

Researchers Map Chaos Inside Cancer Cell

The thing about cancer cells is that they suck. Their DNA is all screwy. They’ve got chunks of DNA ripped out and reinserted into different places, which is just plain…

Budweiser Maps Drinkabilty of Bud Light Beer

Yes, watered down and flavorless beer has high drinkability. You know, sort of like water. The difference is shade of yellow.…

Urban Heartbeat of European Cities – Urban Mobs

During major events, people use their mobile phones to share their emotions: the euphoria of a football match in Spain or Romania, World Music Day in France, or Saint John’s…

Because It’s Friday

Have a good weekend all. I’ll be getting buried in the expected 12 inches of snow here in Buffalo in the meantime :). [via superpoop | Thanks, Georgina and @tarheelcoxn]…

5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year

Data visualization continues to grow online and in the real world. It exists as masterful art pieces and amazingly useful analysis tools. In both cases though it brings data —…