Visualization

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

Flickr Group Treats – January 2010

I started the FlowingData Flickr group a little while ago, but didn’t come…

Save pens. Use Garamond font

Designers Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth looked at ink usage of some commonly-used…

Beatles Music in Infographics

I’m sure a lot of you love The Beatles. I’m not a huge…

The 2009 Feltron Annual Report – OCD Made Sexy

Nicholas Felton’s personal annual report on his life is now up. For those…

Dropped Food. Should You Eat it?

Since you’ll be trying every single drink recipe in the engineer’s guide this…

Engineer’s Guide to Drinks

Seeing as the weekend is just about here, I’m sure many of you…

Data.gov.uk Gearing Up For Launch, er, Does Launch

Update: I had scheduled this post for next week, but apparently, Data.gov.uk launched…

The Very First Thematic Maps

I’m admittedly not very good with historical precedent, but I think we can…

Crayola Crayon Colors Multiply Like Rabbits

In 1903, Crayola had eight colors in its standard package. Today, there are…

Data Visualization Christmas Ornaments

It’s funny how data is finding it’s way into everyday objects. There was…

Buy a Print. Support Distaster Relief in Haiti. Please.

Unless you live under a rock inside a cave in the remotest area…

Timescapes to Compare Chopin Recordings

How do you compare music visually? You can break it down into data…

The Geography of Netflix Rentals

Some movies are popular everywhere. Others are popular only in certain regions. The…

Need to Escape Jupiter’s Gravitational Pull? Good Luck

Randall of xkcd has been having fun with data visualization lately. In his…

Even Older Infographics from the 19th Century

Old graphics are awesome. We saw some from the 1930s already. These are…

A Visual History of Loudness in Popular Music

All Things Considered discusses why music sounds worse than it did a few…

The Universe as We Know It

The Known Universe from the American Museum of Natural History shows a view…

Charting the Decade

Did we all see this? Phillip Niemeyer of Double Triple pictures the past…

The Decline of Maritime Empires

This experiment (below) by graduate student Pedro Miguel Cruz shows the decline of…

Elastic Lists Celebrates Five Years of Information Aesthetics

In celebration of Information Aesthetics’ birthday, Moritz Stefaner of Well-formed Data adapted his…

Build Statistical Graphics Online With ggplot2

Statisticians are generally behind the times when it comes to online applications. There…

Virtual Slot Machine Teaches the Logic of Loss

This interactive by Las Vegas Sun describes how in the long run, you’re…

Infographic Coins for International Visitors

You know when you go to another country and have no clue what…

5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year – 2009

It was a huge year for data. There’s no denying it. Data is…

Canvi & Temps: An Exploration of Science Over Time

Bestiario, the group behind 6pli and a number of other network projects, released…

Twitter Mentionmap and Correlations at your.flowingdata

your.flowingdata got a couple of cool updates recently. One is based on your…

Microsoft Live Labs Pivot: Interact With Massive Amounts of Data

What if you could see all the individual bits of information scattered across…

How to Make an Interactive Area Graph with Flare

You’ve seen the NameExplorer from the Baby Name Wizard by Martin Wattenberg. It’s…

8 Great Gifts for Your Data Geek

The gift-giving season is here, and you’re probably wondering what to get everybody.…

The Geography of AIDS Around the World

It was World AIDS Day last week and UNAIDS published the latest estimates…