Visualization

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

Life expectancy and child poverty as a tube map

Geographers James Cheshire and Oliver O’Brien visualized life expectancy in London as a…

Eyeo Festival talks online

The Eyeo Festival, hosted over at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, seems…

Stop-and-frisk hotspots mapped

WNYC mapped all street stops that resulted in the recovery of a gun,…

Charts describe love and relationships

Love is complicated. It twists, it turns, and sometimes it smacks you in…

Browse the web of Wikipedia with Wikiweb iPad app

While we’re on the subject of the web that is Wikipedia, four-man, Baltimore-based…

Graphing every idea in history

Brendan Griffen created a giant network of people, using every profile on Wikipedia…

Olympian age distributions compared

Last week, the Washington Post compared the ages of Olympians, but it only…

The future of maps isn’t maps

Rebecca Rosen for The Atlantic on why maps aren’t the best interface all…

Map of the underwater Internet

Nicolas Rapp, for Fortune Magazine, mapped the underwater cables that make the global…

Where you measure up against Olympians

I think the theme of this year’s Olympic graphics is how you relate…

Sonification of Stanley Cup goals

Artist Bard Edlund sonified the goals during the 2012 Stanley Cup. The goals…

Evolution of the Formula One car, animated

Animator and illustrator Rufus Blacklock animated 60 years of Formula One race car…

A year of global cloud coverage

Jonathan Corum for the New York Times mapped cloud coverage from April 2011…

Beer versus church mapped

The geographers at Floatingsheep are at it again, this time comparing tweets that…

Age range of US Olympic athletes, by sport

The Washington Post has a fun piece that compares your age to that…

The Higgs Boson explained by PhD Comics

Don’t know what the Higgs Boson is (or even how to pronounce it)?…

A graphical summary of Euro 2012 on Twitter

Nicolas Belmonte, a data visualization scientist at Twitter, visualized the change in tweet…

Electricity bill redesigned

The electricity bill (or all utility bills, really) haven’t changed much over the…

The Louis C.K. pain chart

Vulture illustrated the subtle changes in Louis C.K.’s face to express varying levels…