Visualization

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

Ford Turns to Design and Data Visualization to Boost Sales

Ford sales are suffering. In an attempt to improve, they’re going green with…

Tools You Need to Track Energy Consumption – WattzOn

“Climate change is a global problem. But it’s individuals who will create the…

Browser Wars – A New Take on Streamgraphs

Because it’s Friday – PixelLabs puts a cartoon-ish spin on streamgraphs. Who will…

Animated Map Shows One Year of Edits to OpenStreetMap

I admit it. I’m a sucker for animated maps – especially when there’s…

Visual Guide to General Motors’ Financial Woes

As you’ve probably heard, General Motors has come on some financial troubles and…

Graphs Lead to Decline in Love

Coincidence. Absolutely. Lisa Simpson agrees. Have a good weekend all. [via xkcd |…

9 Ways to Visualize Consumer Spending

GOOD Magazine’s most recent infographic (above and below) on consumer spending got me…

Researchers Map Chaos Inside Cancer Cell

The thing about cancer cells is that they suck. Their DNA is all…

Budweiser Maps Drinkabilty of Bud Light Beer

Yes, watered down and flavorless beer has high drinkability. You know, sort of…

Urban Heartbeat of European Cities – Urban Mobs

During major events, people use their mobile phones to share their emotions: the…

Because It’s Friday

Have a good weekend all. I’ll be getting buried in the expected 12…

5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year

Data visualization continues to grow online and in the real world. It exists…

Visualize Music Collections With MusicBox

The great thing about being a graduate student is that you get to…

Sculptural Data Visualization – Stock Market and GDP

In his latest data sculptures, Andreas Nicolas Fischer places data visualization in a…

Winner of Tufte Books and Many Other Good Entries

I ran a contest last week to improve a graph from Swivel that…

What Jobs Are There in Data Visualization?

I got an email from Harald asking, “How does the job market for…

Navigate Articles, Photos, and Video from Around the Globe

The Washington Post recently put up TimeSpace: World, which is an interactive map…

Explore and Analyze Geographic Data with UUorld

UUorld (pronounced “world”) is a 4-dimensional mapping tool that lets you explore geographic…

Guess What State Searches for ‘Poo’ the Most – StateStats

StateStats is like Google Insights but on a state level. Type in a…

Typographic Illustration for Jay-Z’s ‘Brooklyn Go Hard’

Evan Roth from the Graffiti Research Lab, uses typographic illustration in Jay-Z’s music…

Visualization Projects from Database City – Visualizar’08

This is a guest post by Greg J. Smith, a Toronto-based designer and…

Neighborhood Boundaries with Flickr Shapefiles

Neighborhood Boundaries by Tom Taylor uses Flickr Shapefiles and Yahoo! Geoplanet “to show…

Explore Your Feeds in a Cloud of Posts – RSS Voyage

I’m not exactly sure what I’m seeing here, but Voyage, by Andy Biggs,…

Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis

If you’re like most people, you don’t really know what’s going on with…

Facebook Friend Activity Seen Around the World

Palantir, by Jack Lindamood, Kevin Der, and Dan Weatherford of Facebook, visualizes friend…

US Oil Doesn’t Come From Where You Think it Does

Where do you think the US imports the most oil from? Most of…

Using Data Visualization to Forecast Financial Markets

This is a guest post by Simit Patel of InformedTrades, which offers free…

Cotton Picking Correlates to President Picking

The U.S. election is over. The post-election analyses begin. The above map shows…

Mmm, Chocolate Pie… Chart

In the spirit of turning pie charts into food, Mary and Matt kick…

Word Portraits of Famous People – Einstein and Ginger the Cockapoo

Jeff Clark of Neoformix has been doing some cool stuff with words lately.…