Visualization

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

Melting glaciers

Glaciers at Glacier National Park in Montana are melting. Using data from the…

Medieval fantasy city generator

Game developer Oleg Dolya made a medieval fantasy city generator. Select the size…

All of Mister Rogers’ cardigan colors

While watching a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood marathon, Owen Phillips for The Awl wondered…

Satellites from the ground

There is a 16-by-16 mile grid of big X’s in the Sonoran Desert…

Chernoff emoji

Lazaro Gamio for Axios used Chernoff Faces that look like emojis. This visualization…

Breathing Earth of vegetation

Using data from NOAA STAR, Nadieh Bremer creates a breathing Earth that shows…

Gerrymandering game shows you how it works

Gerrymandering is the practice of manipulating boundaries in such a way that favors…

Life expectancy by state, against the US average

FiveThirtyEight continues their look at mortality by geography. This graphic by Anna Maria…

X-Ray of the oceans

Using satellite data and spatial models, researchers estimate human influence in the ocean.…

Most popular colors used by most popular sites

Paul Hebert was curious about the colors used on the web’s larger sites,…

Sandwich alignment chart

By @matttomic, this chart speaks to me.…

YouTube plays for ‘It’s Gonna Be May’

It’s that time of year again. Turn up the volume and blast It’s…

Life expectancy if all diseases were magically cured

Here’s a fun what-if simulation that imagines a world where all natural causes…

Mapping death in America, 1980 to 2014

Nationwide mortality data relies on death certificates, and when cause of death is…

How disinformation spreads in a network

Disinformation is kind of a problem these days, yeah? Fatih Erikli uses a…

NFL draft performance vs. expectations

Reuben Fischer-Baum for The Washington Post looks at professional football expectations given their…

Stephen Curry for MVP, because he makes his teammates better the most

The choice for Most Valuable Player in the NBA is only minimally about…

Solar System in a bottle

From Little Planet Factory, a Solar System in a bottle made to scale:…

California looks green again

In case you didn’t hear, California had a bit of a drought problem…

Why momentum works

Gabriel Goh models momentum over at the new machine learning journal Distill. The…

Shift in world’s night lights

NASA recently released composite images of the Earth at night based on 2016…

Senators and Reps whose voting doesn’t quite match the constituent’s

I know, it’s only April 2017, but some senators and representatives have some…

Finding the craft beer capital of America

You had me at craft beer. Russell Goldenberg for The Pudding looks for…

New images of Earth at night

NASA just released a composite map of the world at night using satellite…

Climate Change Coloring Book

The Climate Change Coloring Book by Brian Foo makes data tactile and interactive.…

A century of facial hair styles

Facial hair styles change with the years. One year it might be more…

Challenges of visualization in industry

The most recent Data Stories episode with Elijah Meeks is worth a listen…

A story of humanity in the pixels of a Reddit April Fool’s experiment

On April Fool’s Day, Reddit launched a blank canvas that users could add…

Listen to soundtrack based on FedEx shipment tracking

FedEx (yes, the shipping company) put up an interactive piece that audiolizes a…

Best infographics in the news

The annual Malofiej Awards is the big one for infographics in the news.…