Visualization

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

Cow representation in the Senate

For the Absurd America section of The Washington Post, Sergio PeƧanha asks the…

Quiz to see which Democratic candidate agrees with you most

The Washington Post asked Democratic candidates a series of policy questions. To see…

UK government org charts

When I think government structure, I tend to think in general overviews where…

Can’t find Iran on a map

Based on a Morning Consult/Politico survey, most people don’t know where Iran is:…

Scale of Australia bushfires shown with unit charts

Outside of Australia, it can be a challenge to get a grasp of…

Where the Australia fires are burning

The New York Times zoomed in on southeastern Australia where the fires have…

Visual guide for the fires in Australia

For The Guardian, Niko Kommenda and Josh Holder provide a visual guide to…

Weight gain lines

From Kim Warp for The New Yorker. Ha. Ha. It’s funny because it’s…

Draw a ridgeline map showing elevation, for anywhere on Earth

Ridgeline charts or frequency trails use parallel lines that overlap on the fluctuations,…

Timelines to make you feel old

One of the best ways to feel old is to look to your…

Urban growth via satellite imagery

For The Upshot, Emily Badger and Quoctrung Bui looked for major urban developments…

One leaked file, the location of 12 million smartphones

A file leaked to The New York Times contained location traces of 12…

Making invisible gas leaks visible

For The New York Times, Jonah M. Kessel and Hiroko Tabuchi went to…

Arctic ice melting

One way to gauge the amount of ice in the Arctic is to…

Where Christmas trees come from

For The Washington Post, Tim Meko and Lauren Tierney: Before the 1930s, Christmas…

Color breakdown of Scientific American covers

For Scientific American, Nicholas Rougeux and Jen Christiansen show the shift in hues…

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2019

As I do every year, I picked my ten favorite visualization projects. Here they are in no particular order.

How online school ratings are flawed

Standardized ratings are a challenge, because they often try to encapsulate many variables…