Visualization

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

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…

Beautiful Generative Computer Art – Metamorphosis

Glenn Marshall has released his finished version of Metamorphosis, a beautiful piece of…

maeve Installation Shows Relationships Between Projects

The Interface Design Team at the University of Potsdam revealed maeve last week.…

Art of Mathematics – Visualization of Dynamical Systems

Dynamical systems are mathematical models used to describe the time-dependent position of a…

Tree Map to Show Losses by Major Companies

Taking after Map of the Market, the New York Times uses tree maps…

How Consumers Around the World Spend Their Money

This pseudo-map graphic from The New York Times shows how consumers in different…

How Eating Ice Cream and Feeling Gross Leads to Alcholism

This stream of consciousness video (below) from Current is complete with animated infographics…

OneGeology Wants to Be Geological Equivalent of Google Maps

There’s lots of free geographical data about what’s going on at the surface…

See the World Through SimCity’s Eyes – One Up On OnionMap

Michael comments, “Onionmap is nothing when compared to this Chinese site…They’ve practically mapped…

Interactive Graph Visualization System – Skyrails

Skyrails is an interactive graph visualization system that looks a lot like a…

Flowchart Shows You What to Say During Sex

This flowchart shows you what to say during private time with your special…

How to Create a Real-Time Web Traffic Map for Your Site

I just released Visitr. Now you can create a real-time web traffic visualization for your own site or blog.

Tracking Hurricane Gustav – How Hard is it Going to Hit?

Stamen has taken a step towards the concrete with their recent Hurricane Tracker…

How Open Should Open Source Data Visualization Be?

Is releasing my code the best thing to do for myself and the community or is it worth keeping some things private?

Look at My Neato Lollipop Chart – Widgenie

As some commented on an earlier post, FusionCharts provides an easy way for…

Plummeting Infographics from I.O.U.S.A – A Nation in Debt

I haven’t seen I.O.U.S.A. yet, but from the online bonus clips, it looks…

History’s Greatest Journeys – Wanderlust from GOOD

GOOD Magazine, in collaboration with Graham Roberts, maps the most famous journeys in…

Amusing Disney Org Chart – From Walt on Down

I’m not sure how old this Disney org chart is, but I’m guessing…

Fleshmap: Studies of Desire – Touch, Look, and Listen

Fleshmap is a new project by Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas that explores…

Physical Graphs as Critique on American Culture

These wooden graphs by Joshua Callaghan show uh, something on the left and…

3 Worthwhile Alternatives to the Pie Chart

A while back I asked what you wanted to see more of on…

Tell Stories With Interactive Timelines from Dipity

Timelines, much like calendars, can be used to show changes over time in…

Is There a Market for Premium Online Data Visualization?

Visualization is coming out of the research lab and stepping into the market.

Awesome Olympics Coverage By The New York Times

Who else has been enjoying the Olympics as much as I have? I…

Many Eyes Adds Wordle to its Extensive Visualization Toolbox

I’m sure you’ve seen Wordle by now, which puts an artistic spin on…

I’ll Take My Infographic in Bright Orange, Men’s Medium

The Shirt Project, by Rich Watts and Louise Ma, takes the infographics out…

Britain From Above – Beautiful Use of Satellite Technology

The BBC has a gorgeous documentary series that started yesterday — Britain from…

Watch the Rise of Gasoline Retail Prices, 1993 – 2008

"What do the data look like for gasoline prices?" The prices go up, then down, then up, down, up...