Visualization

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

Minority Report Physical Interface in Real Life – Oblong g-speak

Remember the awesome interface in Minority Report? You know, the one where Tom…

Open Thread: I Don’t Care About the Data…

Martin briefly discusses a presentation at a recent visualization workshop. The speaker blurts,…

Alternative to Cartograms Using Transparency

The thing about cartograms is that it’s hard to make out what you’re…

Google Uses Search Terms to Predict Flu Activity

In Google Flu Trends, Google uses related searches to predict flu activity in…

672 Obama Headlines – Both Browsable and Readable

Vertigo put together a great collection of 672 Obama headlines using Silverlight’s deep…

Exploration of Our Presidents’ First 100 Days in Office

GOOD Magazine and Atley Kasky collaborate to explore U.S. Presidents’ first 100 days…

Maps and Cartograms of 2008 Presidential Election

Cartograms got a lot of coverage in 2004 when Michael Gastner, Cosma Shalizi,…

Diagrams Galore in Diagram Diaries Flickr Group

For those watching the clock and waiting for the weekend to hurry up…

Sprint Dashboard to the Universe – Plug Into Now

Sprint, in a promotion to their mobile Internet service, created this amusing futuristic…

Obama and McCain Voters’ Current State of Mind

The New York Times adds another item to the list of things to…

Google Visualization API Opens Up

When Google first launched their visualization API, you could only use data that…

Showing This Many Per Second – Data Humanized

I’ve always thought one of the best ways to make data relate-able is…

European Economic Weather Map – Sudden Change in Outlook

In this map from the Financial Times, the state of Europe’s economy is…

Map Shows Newspaper Endorsements in US Presidential Election

Philip, from infochimps, maps newspaper endorsements using data from the Editor & Publisher’s…

More Google Reader Stats When ‘show details’

I just noticed that when you click on “show details” in Google Reader,…

A Bunch of Japanese Women’s Bra Responses

Uniqlo gathered hundreds of responses from a couple hundred Japanese women about bra…

Who’s Leading Whom? Predictive Markets Versus Polls

This is a guest post from Michael Drumheller, Dirk Karis, Raif Majeed and…

Comparative View of Length of Rivers and Height of Mountains

I had no idea these comparative views of length of rivers and heights…

United States Poverty Rates From 1980 to 2007

Thousands of bloggers are taking the time to discuss a single topic today…

Visualizing YouTube, Blogs, Twitter, Flickr, People…

From the guys who brought you 6pli and other like-minded network visualization tools,…

Browse Political Bias on Memeorandum – Greasemonkey Script

Memeorandum shows up-to-date posts from leading political bloggers, and it is well-known that…

Daily Design Workout – DONE by Jonas Buntenbruch

DONE is a sketching project by Jonas Buntenbruch. He takes 30-60 minutes per…

Commercial Air Traffic Seen Around the World

This computer simulation (video below) by Zhaw shows worldwide commercial flights over a…

May the Tallest and Fattest Win the Presidency

OPEN N.Y. put together an amusing (and informative) graphic for a New York…

Maps for Advocacy – Beginner’s Guide to Mapping

In a follow up to Visualizing Information for Advocacy, the Tactical Technology Collective…

We Don’t Know Jack About the World – Alisa Miller TED Talk

Alisa Miller, President and CEO of Public Radio International, enlightens us on how…

Winners of NSF Visualization Challenge 2008 Announced

Remember the NSF visualization challenge announced at the beginning of this year? Nine…

Doodle Your Way Through the News – DoodleBuzz

I feel like I’ve been seeing and writing a lot about artistic visualization…

Have You Registered to Vote Yet?

PhD Comics has grown to be my favorite comic of the moment. It’s…

Visualization Workshop in Madrid – Database City

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since I was…