Visualization

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

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…

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…