Visualization

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

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…

Land Mass and Population by Country

From Herald Daily is this giganto view of land mass and population size…

The Pitching Dominance of Mariano Rivera

The New York Yankees just won the World Series. I don’t know much…

Unemployment Rate For People Like You – NYT Interactive

Shan Carter, Amanda Cox, and Kevin Quealy of The New York Times explore…

7 Visualization Groups On Flickr to Find Inspiration

I’ve always thought of Flickr as a place where I can share my…

Make Thematic Maps With Cartographer.js

Like it or not, Google Maps mashups continue to be a Web favorite.…

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…