Visualization

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

Man as Industrial Palace, Animated

In 1926, Fritz Kahn illustrated man as a working factory in his famous…

Sunlight Labs releases mapping framework, ClearMaps

Open data is great, but it’s useless if you don’t know what to…

OpenStreetMap Edits Towards Haiti Relief

ITO world, who you might remember from a year of OpenStreetMap edits, come…

How a Giant Shark Took Down an Airplane

This graphic from designer Stephen Taubman is entertaining in so many ways. It…

NSF Announces 2009 Visualization Contest Winners

The National Science Foundation announced the 2009 winners of their annual visualization challenge.…

Review: The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics

Add another book to the growing library of guides on how to make information graphics the right way. Dona M. Wong provides the dos and don'ts of data presentation.

Road to Recovery – Is the Recovery Act working?

The Obama administration just posted a graph showing monthly job loss from December…

Build Online Visualization for Free with Tableau Public

Tableau Software, popular for making data more accessible, mainly in the business sector,…

Watching the Pulse of the Olympics on Twitter

The Olympics are in full swing, so of course Twitter is abuzz with…

Math Functions in the Real World

RIT student Nikki Graziano photographs math functions in the real world. Some are…

Track Mouse Activity On Your Computer

Anatoly Zenkov provides this nifty tool (Mac and PC) to track your mouse…

Excessively Labeled Airplane Tells You Where the Big Cheese Sits

In case the in-flight pamphlet isn’t enough for you, everything on this Kulula…

Future of Employment in the Decade Ahead

NPR shows projected employment changes from 2008 to 2018. Large circles represent major…

The Most Efficient Way to Type

Are you using the most efficient typing technique or are your fingers jumping…

Obama’s Budget Proposal and Incorrect Forecasts

President Obama announced his 2011 budget proposal. How does it compare to last…

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…