Visualization

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

X-Men Universe Relationship Map

Contrary to what a lot people might think they know from the movies, the X-Men universe stretches out quite a ways with lots of characters and lots of relationships. This…

Infographic Provides a Twitter History Lesson

Manolith, in collaboration with InfoShots, tells the story of Twitter. The graphic starts at Twitter’s humble beginnings and ends at present day where you pretty much can’t go a day…

Michael Jackson Billboard Rankings: the Man, the Legend

Say what you want about Michael Jackson, but there’s no denying the great effect he had on the music world. In honor of the pop king’s passing, practically half of…

Does this Calorie Intake Infographic Work? Not Really

How long does it take to burn off the calories from a Big Mac and medium fries or a chocolate chip cookie? Petra Axlund of 5W Infographics shows with this…

20 Visualizations to Understand Crime

There’s a lot of crime data. For almost every reported crime, there’s a paper or digital record of it somewhere, which means hundreds of thousands of data points – number…

Business Valuation Calculator Like Trendalyzer With Style

Inc.com just released their annual valuation guide for 2009, which allows business owners to gauge the value of their, uh, business. At the center of this guide is an interactive…

Abortion Rates in the United States, 1970-2005

I’ve been working on my mapping skills lately in preparation for the first FlowingPrints poster, so when I came across this dataset for abortion rates in America, I had to…

Designing Interfaces for the Star Ship Enterprise

We’ve all seen the new Star Trek by now. If you haven’t, you should. There are amazing visuals throughout, especially on the bridge, where those aboard can just about interact…

World Map of Social Network Dominance

Vincenzo Cosenza maps social network dominance around the world according to traffic data from Alexa and Google Trends. We see Facebook has apparently overtaken MySpace in the US along with…

Javascript InfoVis Toolkit – New Version Released

As we’ve seen, javascript is growing into a viable solution for visualization on the Web. John Resig ported Processing to javascript about a year ago and we saw some projects…

GOOD Magazine’s Infographics Now Archived on Flickr

You know all those infographics that you like so much from GOOD Magazine? Well they’re all in one place now in their Flickr archive. Head on over to view all…

Possible Futures of Twitter Visualized

We all know Twitter has taken on a life of its own. With the very open API, Twitter allows developers to create countless applications on top of the service, and…

Déjà Poo: Turning Wastewater to Nonpotable Water

This infographic from Wired explains how Living Machines work to combine waste management and a garden in an office lobby. Honestly, I’m posting this for one reason only. The title…

11 Informative (and Fun) Infographics About Beer

It’s Friday. It’s summer. It’s time to relax in the backyard with an ice cold beer in hand. As you consume your beverage, here are 11 infographics about your beer,…

Google Analytics Data Made More Informative

A large majority of us who have websites use Google Analytics as our traffic monitor, and why not? It’s free, it works, and it provides loads of data on traffic,…

Worldwide Obama Buzz Visualized

In celebration of Barack Obama’s 100th day as the 44th President of the United States, the MIT SENSEable City Lab visualized mobile phone activity during the historic inauguration. What we…

Open Source Data Visualization Framework – Axiis

Axiis, an open source data visualization framework in Flex, was released a few days ago under an MIT license. I haven’t done much in Flex, but from what I hear,…

Indieprojector Makes it Easy to Map Your Geographical Data

Axis Maps recently released indieprojector, a new component to indiemapper, their in-development mapping project to “bring traditional cartography into the 21st century.” Indieprojector lets you import KML and shapefiles and…

Death Penalty Laws Around the World

With their usual flare, GOOD Magazine maps the death penalty around the world according to Amnesty International. Here we see that the philosophy varies quite a bit from country to…

Pixel City: Computer-generated City

Pixel City is a procedurally-generated city by Shamus Young. For the non-coders out there, this essentially means that based on a certain set of rules, this 3-D city is generated…

Bubbles Galore in Analysis of Banks’ Financial Health

Andrew Garcia Phillips and Stephen Grocer of The Wall Street Journal compare the financial health of 19 major banks according to recent government stress tests. Each row represents a metric,…

Maps of the Seven Deadly Sins

Geographers from Kansas State University map the spatial distribution of the seven deadly sins in the United States. These types of maps are always kind of iffy as they draw…

50 Cars to Make One Bus?

Flygbussarna, a Swedish coach bus company, in partnership with the Acne marketing group, assembled 50 cars into one bus to highlight the production of carbon emissions. Assuming slightly more than…

Interaction Design Pilot Year Churns Out Great Student Projects

In a collaborative initiative between Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and The Danish Design School, the Interaction Design Pilot Year brings together students and faculty from various disciplines for a…

37 Data-ish Blogs You Should Know About

You might not know it, but there are actually a ton of data and visualization blogs out there. I’m a bit of a feed addict subscribing to just about anything…

Here & There: Horizonless Perspective of Manhattan

Jack Schulze provides this horizonless view of Manhattan: Here & There is a project by S&W exploring speculative projections of dense cities. These maps of Manhattan look uptown from 3rd…

10 Visualizations for Number of Days to Pay Your Taxes

A couple weeks ago, FlowingData ran another Visualize This challenge. I posted a dataset on the number of days it takes the average person in each state to pay his…

Spectrum of Online Friendship

This graphic, from Mike Arauz, describes different levels of online friendship, starting at passive interest (read your blog but not much else) up to investment (deeply care about your success).…

What Drugs Pose the Greatest Danger?

While The New York Times continues to produce excellent work, GOOD Magazine has been churning out interesting graphics on the other side of the spectrum. In their most recent transparency…

Is Your Country Involved in Open Source?

Red Hat, an open source leader best known for their Linux distribution, maps open source activity around the world. If you’re not a developer or involved with Web-ish things, open…