Visualization

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

Microsoft’s Vision for 2019 is Data Visualization

Google’s chief economist tells us statistician will be the sexy job of the next decade. Now Microsoft provides its vision for 2019 (video below): Video: Future Vision Montage The future…

Banking Execs Flee with Millions of Dollars in Golden Parachute

I figured out how I am going to get rich, and I’m going to share my secret with you. I’m going to become a high-profile banking executive, do a horrible…

How Many Gallons of Fuel Does it Take to Travel 350 Miles?

GOOD Magazine, in collaboration with Robert A. Di Leso, Jr., explores fuel use by various modes of transportation. In what is essentially a fancied up bar chart, we see how…

How Much Junk Orbits Around the Earth?

You might not realize it, but there’s a lot of junk that orbits around the Earth. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks anything in orbit that’s bigger than…

The Universe in 2009 from Seed Magazine

Seed Magazine, a publication dedicated to cool things in science, give us The Universe in 2009: In 2009, we are celebrating curiosity and creativity with a dynamic look at the…

Wired Relates Playboy Playmate BMI and Average BMI, 1954-2008

Playboy playmates continue to be a point of fascination. Remember that study on Playmates and the state of the economy? Anyhow, Wired Magazine visualizes Playmate BMI and US average BMI…

Alternate View of Obama’s $819 billion Stimulus Package

OK, so we saw CreditLoan’s representation of Obama’s stimulus package. Here’s Washington Post’s take on the breakdown with a combination of bar charts, bubbles, and a stacked graph chart for…

CreditLoan Maps Out Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan

President Barack Obama has a $800 billion+ economic stimulus package in the works. That’s a lot of dough. Where’s it all going? CreditLoan provides the breakdown in bubbles, bubbles, and…

USA Today Digs Into Job Forecasts for 2009

While on the topic of job losses, USA Today provides a look into job forecasts from Moody’s Economy.com. While the new forecast shows U.S. employment growing in 2010-2012, the outlook…

4 Different Looks at Job Losses During Recessions

There are so many ways that you can cut a dataset whether it be big or small. Cut it by time, different chunks of time, categories, etc., and you just…

MIX Online Explores Visualization in Project Descry

MIX Online, a community of designers and developers, released Project Descry – a series of four open source web-based visualizations.…

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,…