Visualization

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

National precinct map

Mapping at the precinct level of detail is tough because there isn’t a…

Time-lapse of community-edited pixels

For April Fool’s Day, Reddit ran a subreddit, r/place, that let users edit…

Pianist eye tracking

What does a pianist look at while playing? Put a pair of eye…

Visualization as skill set or stand-alone profession

Jumpstarted by Elijah Meeks asking why visualization people are leaving the field for…

Looking for more affordable homes and better schools in the suburbs

Families often move out of the city to the suburbs for more affordable…

Compare your commute time to others

Commuting sucks. Here’s a straightforward map to compare how much or less your…

Trump approval ratings compared to past presidents

Using multiple polls as their source data, FiveThirtyEight is tracking approval and disapproval…

LOOPY is a tool to think in systems

Nicky Case, whose projects to simulate segregation and systems with emoji you might…

All major meteor showers, as seen from space

There are a lot of meteoroids circling around in space. Ian Webster visualized…

Fastest way to alphabetize your bookshelf

Sorting algorithms. Apparently there are an endless number of ways to visualize them…

Towards simple visualization

Irene Ros, the Director of Data Visualization at Bocoup, talks about her path…

Catching a real ball in virtual reality

Man wears virtual reality headset. Another man throws a ball to headset-wearing man.…

Conflicted public opinion about global warming

Based on estimates from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, The New…

Simulation shows how your mouth works when you talk

You have a mouth with a bunch of tissue in it and manipulate…

Shifting national budget

The Washington Post looks at the shifting national budget over the past 40…

Penrose map binning

Cartographer Daniel Huffman tried out Penrose tiling for binning in maps: A Penrose…

Scale of Aleppo against Berlin and London

A lot of people around the world including myself don’t quite understand the…

Find a safe bike route with this map

Spring is in the air in a lot of places, and that means…

How many tables restaurant servers have to wait on to earn minimum wage

In most states, there is minimum wage and there is tipping minimum wage.…

Republicans’ health care plan compared against Obamacare

Based on estimates from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz…

Data visualization GIFs

The nice thing about animated GIFs for visualization is that they can get…

Visa restrictions and possible impact on innovation

The Washington Post talked to three experts on the American workforce and innovation…

Bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers

Ken Schwencke and Al Shaw from ProPublica with a set of straightforward maps…

The range of Meryl Streep

Here’s a fun piece from Stephanie Merry and Shelly Tan for The Washington…

Apple vs. Google company structure, as seen through patents

For Co.Design, Periscopic compared patent ownership between Apple and Google, which ends up…

Bill Paxton tribute through storm spotters’ GPS coordinates

Bill Paxton, who played a storm chaser in Twister, died on Sunday. To…

Oil and gas wells in the United States

Tim Meko and Laris Karklis for The Washington Post take a dive into…

xkcd: Projecting country borders by time zone

Time zones are odd sometimes.…

Evolution of The New York Times front page

From Josh Begley, this quickfire flip book shows every New York Times front…

Forest of Numbers

To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the National Art Center in Tokyo, Emmanuelle…