Projects

Graphics by Nathan Yau, borne out of everyday curiosities, learning experiments, and mild insomnia.

Air Quality Mapped Over Time

With wildfires burning in the western United States, smoke fills the air. This is an animation of the air quality during the past couple of months.

Timeline of California Wildfires

The wind was blowing smoke and ash from wildfires further up north from where I live. The sky turned an eerie orange. I wondered about past fires and made the chart below.

Multiple Causes of Death

There's a 6 percent figure from the CDC that could be easily misinterpreted. Here's what it means.

Shot chart for Aug 26 2020 NBA playoffs

Redefining Old Age

What is old? When it comes to subjects like health care and retirement, we often think of old in fixed terms. But as people live longer, it's worth changing the definition.

2020 Progress Bars

I thought March was only 31 days, but the system seems stuck. Did anyone try turning it off and on again.

Finding the New Age, for Your Age

You've probably heard the lines about how "40 is the new 30" or "30 is the new 20." What is this based on? I tried to solve the problem using life expectancy data. Your age is the new age.

This Age is the New Age

30 is the new 20. Wait. 40 is the new 20. No, scratch…

Parenting and Work Schedule During the Pandemic

Working from home was an ideal that many strived for. For many, it still is, but for those with kids who have to learn from home, the schedule change is less than ideal.

Map of Foreign Students

There are over 1 million international higher-education students enrolled in the United States. This map shows where they reside.

Restaurant Reopenings, a Comparison to Last Year

Restaurants are reopening for dining across the United States. Some states are doing it faster than others.

Age Generation Populations

Based on estimates from the United States Census Bureau released for July 2019, Millennials are the largest living generation in the country now.

Race and Origin in the United States, by State

Here is the breakdown for each state in the United States, based on estimates from the American Community Survey.

Unemployment Rate Changes

In April 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated a national unemployment rate of 14.7%. It wasn't just the rate itself but how fast it spiked.

Police Perception vs. Public Perception

The numbers are from a survey by the Pew Research Center conducted in…