Visualization

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

Unemployment, 2004 to Present – The Country is Bleeding

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the most recent unemployment numbers last week.…

Fictional Character Interactions Over Time

Popular nerd comic xckd takes a look at character interactions over time in…

A Land Where Men and Women are Paid Equally

We all know (or at least should know) about the pay gap between…

Putting Cell Size in Perspective

It’s hard for us, cognitively speaking, to imagine things that are really really…

Using Flickr as a Paintbrush

Andy Woodruff from Cartogrammar uses average color in Flickr photos to map the…

This Would Be Perfect for a Roomba Commercial

You know the Roomba from iRobot? It’s the robot vacuum cleaner that is…

Failed Space Missions to Mars

The above graphic shows missions to mars starting in 1960 to present (top…

Information vs. Confusion

You gotta love Jessica Hagy. If you’ve got the skills you should be…

Open Thread: What the **** is Visualization Anyways?

I think ever since visualization got started, people have been asking this question.…

How Much Do CEOs Make in the United States?

GOOD magazine’s most recent transparency contest asked designers to focus their powers on…

When Twitter Says Good Morning Around the World

Jer Thorp, an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, visualizes when people “wake…

An Addiction to Charts and Graphs

Haha, Jason Segel is hilarious. In this episode of How I Met Your…

One Life, One Stacked Area Chart

Ben Fogarty uses a stacked area chart to represent his life. To us…

The S&P 500 as a Planetary System

The Stock Ticker Orbital Comparison, or STOC for short, from media student James…

You Are Not Allowed to Read this Book

What would a freshman English class be without Of MIce and Men? No…

The Geography of Job Loss

While on the topic of job loss and unemployment, here’s an animated map…

Mass Layoffs by Industry

As we all know, many people, much more than usual, have lost their…

Trendsmap Shows Twitter Trends Geographically

Twitter shows trending topics, but it’s for the entire user base. You can…

Facebook Measures Happiness in Status Updates

As we all know, Facebook lets people update their friends with status updates,…

Google Acquisitions Subway Map

Tack another graphic to the growing list of subway map metaphors. Meet the…

Watch the Giants of Finance Shrink… Then Grow

From Karl Russel and Shan Carter of The New York Times is this…

Infographic Music Video on the Elements – They Might Be Giants

It’s not often you get a Grammy-winning band to play a song for…

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep – Good Night and Tough Luck

Hilarious as always, Christoph Niemann illustrates in his graphical New York Times op-ed…

Food Assistance on the Rise

GOOD magazine, in collaboration with Gavin Potenza, takes a look at food assistance…

Earth Through the Eyes of Astronauts

Bella Gaia, or Beautiful Earth, is a unique view of earth through the…

2009 MTV VMA Twitter Tracker Live

The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards are on right now (and I’m sure…

Vintage Infographics From the 1930s

Someone needs to get me a paper copy of Willard Cope Brinton’s Graphic…

3 In-depth Views of Flight Delays and Cancellations

Have you ever rushed to the airport only to find that your flight…

Stimulus Funding Map is ‘Slick as Hell’

As you know, states have received billions of dollars of federal stimulus funding.…

10 More Infographic Reasons Why You Should Go Green

In this day and age, we should all be thinking about how we…