Visualization

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

Football catches visualized

It’s always fun to go back to sports articles and graphics that were…

Giant map for inauguration planning

In planning for the upcoming inauguration, the U.S. military is using a giant…

Change in rain, 2016

In some areas of the United States it poured down rain, which caused…

Looking for America’s heartland

By definition, heartland is some central place of importance of a country. But…

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2016

Here are my favorites for the year.

U.S. culture through TV show geography

Map who “likes” television shows on Facebook, by ZIP code, and you get…

Where people use certain words

Nikhil Sonnad for Quartz mapped the top 100,000 words used in tweets. Search…

Map of New York City shadows

Shadows cast by buildings affect the feel and flow of a city, and…

Following the carbon dioxide

This animated visualization from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center shows a model of…

Listen to radio around the globe

Here’s a fun piece called Radio Garden. It’s exactly what the title says.…

Houston flooding on the rise

Climate change is doing some weird stuff. What were once rare weather events…

Electoral college and state population representation weights

By design, the electoral college and population don’t quite match up state-by-state. This…

Random states of America show changing election outcomes

Geography and state borders play a big part in how elections play out…

New region boundaries based on commutes

Geographers Alasdair Rae and Garrett Nelson used commuting data from the American Community…

An average life as interpretive dance

BuzzFeed used interpretive dance to describe the average age of the milestones in…

Physical demo of how all maps are wrong

We’ve seen many one-off projects that show the distortions you get when you…

Detailed time-lapse of everywhere on Earth

A few years back, Google released a time-lapse feature in Google Earth that…

Food patterns

Food trends come and go. Some stay longer than expected, and others come…

American infrastructure mapped

I can always find time to enjoy me some minimal maps. Tim Meko…

Typeface interweaves words and graphs

Datalegreya is a new typeface by Fig that lets you intertwine a graph…

Actual deportation numbers

There was a lot of talk about deporting millions of illegal immigrants immediately,…

in/ex troversion

Here’s a short illustrated animation on introverts and extroverts by Julia Rodrigues. This…

Increasing diversity

Dan Keating and Laris Karklis for The Washington Post map the change in…

Visual collection of bird sounds

Different species of birds make different sounds. However, the sounds are so quick…

History of Earth in the context of a football field

In the latest addition to the put-big-numbers-in-context genre, here’s the history timeline of…

Dear Data headed to MoMA’s permanent collection

What started as a personal project and then turned into a book, Dear…

What $100 buys in each state

A hundred bucks in one state doesn’t always get you the same thing…

Dialect book of maps

In 2013, Josh Katz put together a dialect quiz that showed where people…

Visual connections between art pieces

This is neat. A Google Arts & Culture Experiment, X Degrees of Separation…

Showing uncertainty during the live election forecast

During the election, The New York Times showed a live gauge to show…