Visualization

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

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…

Should You Get the H1N1 Vaccine?

David McCandless, author of The Visual MIscellaneum, delves into the usefulness of the…

Stat Charts Get a New York Times Redesign

Statistical graphics are often… kind of bland. But that’s fine, because they’re usually…

A New Way to Search Images With Google Image Swirl

There’s this branch in computer science and statistics for vision research. Normally, if…

Can You Guess What These Maps Show?

I’m no doubt still under massive food coma at this time, but in…

What’s Cooking on Thanksgiving, Mapped and Ranked

Food-wise, Thanksgiving is different across the country. In some places you’re going to…

Fox News Makes the Best Pie Chart. Ever.

What? I don’t see anything wrong with it.…

Battle of the Coverage Maps: Verizon vs. AT&T

Verizon has been running these ads lately that compare their 3G coverage to…

The Cost of Getting Sick

GE and Ben Fry (now the director of SEED visualization), show the cost…

Buzzwords in Academic Papers (Comic)

This comic was really amusing, although it might be because I’m a big…

Choose Your Own Adventure – Watch the Stories Unfold

Interaction designer Christian Swinehart takes a careful look at the popular Choose Your…

The Future: Embedding Data in the Everyday

Imagine a world where data becomes the everyday, simply embedded in what you…

Review: The Visual Miscellaneum by David McCandless

David McCandless’ The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World’s Most Consequential…