Visualization

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

Find a safe bike route with this map

Spring is in the air in a lot of places, and that means…

How many tables restaurant servers have to wait on to earn minimum wage

In most states, there is minimum wage and there is tipping minimum wage.…

Republicans’ health care plan compared against Obamacare

Based on estimates from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz…

Data visualization GIFs

The nice thing about animated GIFs for visualization is that they can get…

Visa restrictions and possible impact on innovation

The Washington Post talked to three experts on the American workforce and innovation…

Bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers

Ken Schwencke and Al Shaw from ProPublica with a set of straightforward maps…

The range of Meryl Streep

Here’s a fun piece from Stephanie Merry and Shelly Tan for The Washington…

Apple vs. Google company structure, as seen through patents

For Co.Design, Periscopic compared patent ownership between Apple and Google, which ends up…

Bill Paxton tribute through storm spotters’ GPS coordinates

Bill Paxton, who played a storm chaser in Twister, died on Sunday. To…

Oil and gas wells in the United States

Tim Meko and Laris Karklis for The Washington Post take a dive into…

xkcd: Projecting country borders by time zone

Time zones are odd sometimes.…

Evolution of The New York Times front page

From Josh Begley, this quickfire flip book shows every New York Times front…

Forest of Numbers

To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the National Art Center in Tokyo, Emmanuelle…

Graphs from 1900 that depict a snapshot of African American life

In 1900, W. E. B. Du Bois and his students drew a series…

One square mile in different cities

As part of his dissertation, Geoff Boeing generated these maps that show one…

Sharing the same traits and qualities

My son used to watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (a modern take on Mister…

How much the US imports from Mexico

Most goods imported from Mexico are untaxed under the North American Free Trade…

Teaching materials for visualization

Enrico Bertini, who has taught information visualization at New York University for the…

How different languages represent van Gogh

Christian Laesser takes an abstract look at how different languages represent Vincent van…

Demographics for immigrants from banned countries

As I’m sure you know, the current administration banned immigrants from seven countries…

Emotional arcs for inaugural addresses

Inaugural addresses come in different flavors, with different messages and purpose. Periscopic passed…

Public versus experts, gun control

With this scatterplot, Quoctrung Bui and Margo Sanger-Katz for The Upshot describe where…

Immersive digital waves to visualize nature

FLOW is an interactive art installation by Maotik that represents real-time weather data…

Language in 2016, seen through Google Search Trends

People go to Google to find information about things, and when new words…

Mixing cartography and landscape drawing

Artist Matthew Rangel hikes cross-country and through the mountains, exploring and drawing along…

Draw the patterns of Obama’s presidency

A couple of years back The New York Times asked readers to draw…

History of data visualization

I have an affinity for new things designed as old things, so this…

Balloon maps

There was a time when the best way to get a view from…

National Geographic Infographics, the book

Infographics devolved a bit in recent years, but there was a time the…

Going local on gun violence

Sometimes data can look really noisy when you zoom in close, and so…