FlowingData explores how we use analysis and visualization to understand data and ourselves.
The blog — a combination of highlighting others’ work, my own projects, and visualization guides — is a free resource for everyone. It’s completely supported by members, who get access to courses, tutorials, and The Process.
I’m Nathan Yau. I run FlowingData.
I have a PhD in statistics from UCLA, with a focus on visualization for presenting data to everyone. I want as many people as possible to understand data, and I think visualization — from statistical charts to infographics to data art — is the best way to get there.
I was a winner of a FastCompany Innovation by Design Award for Graphic Design & Data Visualization; I’ve won Information is Beautiful awards; and I was featured in The Best American Infographics. I’ve worked as a researcher and for mainstream publications. My work leans towards practical but has also reached millions of people.
My work is based on these experiences.