Visualization

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

Is Napoleon’s March the Greatest Statistical Graphic Ever?

I’m starting to hear about Charles Minard‘s map of Napoleon’s march time and…

Browse Your del.icio.us Bookmarks as Thumbnails

I bookmark stuff with del.icio.us almost every day, and it’s become indispensable, because…

Radiohead Music Video by Capturing and Rendering 3D Data

Radiohead’s most recent music video, House of Cards, was made entirely without cameras.…

Mapping Economic Activity for the World

The G-Econ (Geographically-based Economic data) group has worked on making economic data publicly…

Reflecting On the Data Viz VI Conference

A little over a week ago, I was in Bremen for the Data…

Map With All the Common APIs at Once – Mapstraction

For those who want more out of the commonly-used mapping APIs from Google,…

Playful Infographics Triumph Over Pure Analytics (Sometimes)

The New York Times shows how presidential candidates have spent more than $900…

The Girl Effect – Beautiful Use of Animated Typography

The Girl Effect – “the idea that adolescent girls are uniquely capable of…

Infographics Movie: Cost of the War In Iraq

In the time that it takes you to watch this movie, the US…

Hacking the Coffee Maker – Caffeine Viewer

The colmeia group recently installed their Caffeine Viewer project where they hacked their…

Statistical Graphics Conference – Jet Lag Wins. I Lose.

As you might have noticed, I haven’t been live blogging the Data Viz…

Coolest Design Job Ever – Infographics in the Movies

Mark Coleran has hands down one of the best jobs in the world.…

An Experiment in Organic Software Visualization

This organic visualization, code_swarm by Michael Ogawa from UC Davis, has been making…

FlowingData Readers’ Favorite Visualizations

Last month I asked FlowingData readers, “What are your favorite data visualizations in…

What Do People Want to Do With Their Lives?

43 Things is a goal-setting community where people set goals, cheer each other…

How Much Does Gas Cost Where You Live?

With gas prices going crazy high lately, here’s this weekend’s question: How much…

12 Cool Visualizations to Explore Books

There's reading a book, and then there's looking at, exploring, and experiencing a book. That's what visualization is for.

Personal Visualization for the Obsessive Compulsive

Ash Spurr, in a project to try to understand Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, took…

Voting Breakdown for Democratic Presidential Primaries

The above New York Times graphic shows where each candidate got his or…

Watch TED Talks in Sphere Form – TEDSphere

The Bestiario design group seems to have been busy lately. Their latest project,…

What Are Your Favorite Data Visualizations in Recent Memory?

It’s time for a reader discussion, open thread, etc. Today’s question is: What…

Find Your Dream Home (or Fantasize) With Trulia Snapshot

Trulia, the real estate search site, launched Trulia Snapshot today in collaboration with…

Flickr Tags and Pictures as a Universe – Tag Galaxy

Steven Wood‘s thesis project, Tag Galaxy is a beautiful piece of work to…

5 Data Visualization Dissertations Worth a Look

It’s coming to the end of the academic year, which means there are…

Measuring Informational Distance Between Cities

Bestiario, the group behind 6pli, recently put up their piece that maps informational…

Tracking Manny Ramirez’s Hunt for 500 Homers

The Boston Globe lets readers explore home run data for the Boston Red…

Quickie Visualizations for Debugging

This guest post is by Rahul Bhargava, a Senior Software Engineer at nTAG…

Why Isn’t Data Visualization More Popular?

Todd provides 5 reasons why data visualization isn’t more prevalent: People don’t know…

Flocking Up the National Nine News

At the bottom of each article on National Nine News (Australian MSN), there’s…

Mapping the Human Diseasome With a Network Graph

Matthew Block and Jonathan Corum from The New York Times use a network…