Visualization

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

Map of where toursists flock

Bluemoon Interactive, a small codeshop, maps touristiness, based on uploads to Panoramio, a…

Most influential people on Twitter – Cosmic 140

Information Architects just released their annual Web Trends Map, but it’s not about…

Fake filming locations of Paramount Studios

This might shock you, but many movies are not filmed on location. Yeah.…

Tour of advanced visualization techniques

Jeffrey Heer, Michael Bostock, and Vadim Ogievetsky provide a good overview of some…

Twitwee the Twitter cuckoo clock

I love it when data, or in this case, tweets, finds itself in…

Senate and House races are on

I’m not proud of this, but I know very little about what’s going…

Design of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece

In 1934, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fallingwater, a house built partly…

Facebook privacy options untangled

People are up in arms about Facebook’s new privacy policies, partly because some…

What America spends on food and drink

How much more (or less) money do you spend on groceries than you do on dining out? Bundle, a new online destination that aims to describe how we spend money, takes a look at the grocery-dining out breakdown in major cities.

Interview: Fernanda ViƩgas and Martin Wattenberg

Andrew interviews Fernanda and Martin about their new venture Flowing Media, visualization, and their amazing taste in adjectives.

Field guide to fanboys

PCWorld provides a handy field guide to help you spot fanboys in the wild.

Driving habits and gas prices shift into reverse

High unemployment has meant less people driving to work, and less consumer spending means less freight moving across the country. As a result, the path appears to swing in the opposite direction.

The path to successful infographics

Most people don't know what actually goes into a good infographic. There's a lot more to it than just the design. There's research, analysis, and fact-checking that you have to do long before you open Illustrator. Sarah Slobin, from the Wall Street Journal, explains how to create successful infographics.

Dreaming in numbers

Cristobal Vila, inspired by, well, numbers and nature, Vila animates the natural existence of Fibonacci sequences, the golden ratio, and Delaunay triangulation. Watch it. Even if you don't know what those three things are, the video will rock your socks off.

Nutritional facts redesigned

Nutrition facts labels are uniform across products, but let's imagine for a second that you could do whatever you want, just as long they showed certain bits of information. FFunction takes a stab at redesigning the standard milk carton under this premise.

Evolution of Facebook privacy policies

There’s been a lot of hullabaloo about Facebook’s newly installed privacy policies. It…

Streamgraph code ported to JavaScript

Lee Byron open-sourced his streamgraph code in Processing about a month ago. Jason Sundram has taken that and ported it to JavaScript, using Processing.js.

Tracking the oil spill

For those following the status of the oil spill, the New York Times…

How men and women label colors

Along the same lines of Dolores Labs’ color experiment, Randall Munroe of xkcd…

Major wood pallet fires?

I put this up only because I had no idea wood pallet risks…

Planets make sweet music together

SolarBeat is an audiolization by Whitevinyl that makes music with the planets. Each…

Cultural colors of emotion and character

Some colors represent different things in different parts of the world, while others…

Seeing the art in cartography

In much of the same spirit of the recent Cartographies of Time, the…

Connections among Twitter employees

Because you can never get enough Twitter visualizations, Jason Stirman takes a look…

Review: indiemapper makes thematic mapping easy

It’s finally here. Indiemapper brings easy and flexible thematic mapping online. I’ve been…

Discuss: Powerpoint is the enemy?

In reference to the above, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, leader of the American…

Tax brackets over the past century

Stephen Von Worley’s Weather Sealed is one of my new favorites. In his…

Air traffic rebooted in northern Europe

Air traffic has returned to normal levels in northern Europe, and planes fill…

Conversational Twitter threads visualized

Add another piece to the ever-growing list of Twitter visualizations. What makes Moritz…

Trustworthiness of beards

Matt McInerney of pixelspread describes the trustworthiness of the people behind their facial…