Visualization

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

Graphical data fiction

We like to talk about the stories in data. They are the information…

Free kick mechanics explained

I know next to nothing about soccer (a.k.a. football), but I gotta admit…

Profitable sweet spot for startups

Gosh, it’s so easy. I’m going to be rich. Get the strategic sweet…

Glasses: the ultimate image changer

This is hilarious and uber creative advertising. If I wore glasses, I’d totally…

Meet iPad’s competition

Light on the data, heavy on the aesthetics. Super pretty by Section Design.…

Facebook cultish insignia

When asked to take off his hoodie during D8, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg…

Visualization underneath the surface

Moritz Stefaner of Well-formed data gives thought to propositional density as it pertains…

Turning information into action – 10 Tactics

Tactical Tech, the group that brought you Maps for Advocacy and Visualizing Information…

Where Americans are moving

Jon Bruner of Forbes reports that more than 10 million Americans moved from…

Evolution of the World Cup ball

With the World Cup in full swing, the New York Times has been…

Physics of oil spills explained

What exactly is going on with all the oil spewing into the Gulf,…

History of the United States in a circle

Presidential Costs by Rachel Mercer offers a look at the history of the…

Landscape chartspotting

We saw math principles in nature. Now how about charts? Andy Woodruff does…

Twitter parade in your honor

This is completely useless in the good sort of way. Twitter parade, by…

Stanley Cup winners and losers

Speaking of sports most Americans know nothing about, Robby Macdonell visualizes NHL Stanley…

Interactive World Cup schedule

I was born in and live in the United States, so to me…

Context to underwater depths

The Deepwater Horizon well is nearly a mile deep in water. It extends…

Strata of common and not so common colors

In another look at the data from xkcd’s color experiment, Stephen Von Worley…

Find your booty with Bing treasure maps

Maps on the major sites like Yahoo, Google, and Bing have a similar…

Where the tourists really flock

A couple of weeks ago you saw Eric Fischer’s maps of Flickr photos…

Review: Data Flow 2, Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

Note: The review copy I received is in French. Unfortunately, I only understand…

Europe’s web of debt

While the US has its own problems with debt somewhere in the range…

San Francisco crime mapped as elevation

Doug McCune maps San Francisco crime in 2009 as if it were elevation.…

Protovis 3.2 released – more examples and layouts

The most recent version of Protovis, the open-source visualization library that uses JavaScript…

Track the 2010 MTV Movie Awards

Excited about the 2010 MTV Movie Awards? Yeah, me neither. But if you…

How little musicians earn online

You’ve heard about the struggling musician. It’s a tough business. How tough is…

Poverty in late 19th century London

Alice Rawsthorn for The New York Times reports on Charles Booth’s London poverty…

BP oil spill if it were where you live

If it Was My Home is a simple but effective concept. Enter your…

Data Life of the Future

It’s fun to imagine the future. Every few months, someone takes a stab…

Uber detailed London map satire

Stephen Walter’s The Island looks like an ordinary map of London from afar.…