Data Underload

People worry about data overload. Fooey.

Shifting Causes of Death

The most common causes of death changed over the years. They vary across sex and age group. This animation shows the details of these changes.

One Drink Per Day, Your Chances of Developing an Alcohol-Related Condition

While a drink a day might increase your risk of experiencing an alcohol-related condition, the change is low in absolute numbers.

Cuisine Ingredients

What are the ingredients that make each cuisine? I looked at 40,000 recipes spanning 20 cuisines and 6,714 ingredients to see what makes food taste different.

3-D-Printed Time Series Plates

After seeing a 1950s physical visualization, I wondered if I could follow a similar process using modern techniques.

Most Common Jobs, By State

Instead of looking at only the most common job in each state, I found the top five for a slightly wider view.

A Diagram of All the Batteries

After an unsuccessful battery search, the natural next step was of course to look up battery sizes and chart all of them.

What Makes People the Most Happy

It's in the details of 100,000 moments. I analyzed the crowd-sourced corpus to see what brought the most smiles.

Shifted Social Media Usage, Among Teens

Facebook took the biggest hit in the past three years. Snapchat and Instagram got more likes.

Remote Workers vs. Non-Remote Workers

How the schedules between remote and non-remote workers differ during workdays.

Basketball Stat Cherry Picking

Wow your friends during the game with random win percentages, based on various player stats.

If We All Left to “Go Back Where We Came From”

Imagine that those with immigrants in their family tree left the country. Almost everyone, basically.

Data, R, and a 3-D Printer

We almost always look at data through a screen. It's quick and good for exploration. So is there value in making data physical? I played around with a 3-D printer to find out.

Most Common Occupation by Age

As we get older, job options shift — along with experience, education, and wear on our bodies.

Waiting For a Table

A simulation to estimate how long until you are seated at a restaurant.

How Different Income Groups Spend Money

After living expenses, where does the money go, and how does it change when you have more cash available?

The Demographics of Others

I think we can all benefit from knowing a little more about others these days. This is a glimpse of how different groups live.

Constructed Career Paths from Job Switching Data

Shifting from one occupation to another can take a swing in the career path. Given your current job, what paths could you take? Here are some constructed possibilities.

Switching Jobs

When people move to different jobs, here's where they go.

Percentage of People Who Married, Given Your Age

Or, given your age, the percentage of fish left in the sea. Here's a chart.

American Daily Routine

Sleep. Work. Play. The times and everything in between change depending on who you talk to.