Visualization

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

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...

It’s Like Google Maps with Sim City 2000 – OnionMap

Remember SimCity 2000? That was a great game. That was probably the last…

Map of Olympic Medals in Bubble + Geographic Form

Lee Byron, Amanda Cox and Matthew Ericson of the New York Times graphics…

Visualize Genomes and Genomic Data – Circos

Circos is a project by Martin Krzywinski that lets you upload genomic data…

New Version of Flare Visualization Toolkit Released

A new version of Flare, the data visualization toolkit for Actionscript (which means…

Can You Improve this Graph Showing Suicide Rates in Japan?

Are you ready for another deconstruct/reconstruct exercise? I just posted a time series…

What Kind of Information is Hidden in Barcodes?

Barcodes. We all know what they look like. They’re the black stripes that…

Watching Our Twitter World – twittervision Redux

See what people are tweeting around the world 24/7. What are you doing right now?

There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Dataset

Last week I asked if you could improve a mediocre bar chart showing…

Mapping Walkability in San Francisco

Lee Byron, recent Carnegie Mellon grad and newly inducted New York Times graphics…

Shouldn’t You Be Using Firefox By Now?

I’ve been using Mozilla Firefox for years and have nothing but good things…

Martin Wattenberg On Visualizing Large Textual Data

Martin Wattenberg, one of the creators of Many Eyes, in reply to “Why…