Visualization

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

3-D modeling the french fry universe

What is the best french fry shape? Curly of course. But Chris Williams…

Increased maternal death in the United States

While still relatively rare, maternal mortality in the United States increased over the…

Job growth was underestimated

Andrew Van Dam for The Washington Post used a bar chart with corrections…

Census Mapper, a tool to visualize population and racial shifts

Pitch Interactive and the Census 2020 Data Co-op, supported by the Google News…

Partisan gap in Covid death counts

David Leonhardt for The New York Times looked at the partisan gap for…

Map of highway signs

This is a fun map by Matt Dzugan. Search for a city, and…

Scale of ocean depths

We know the oceans are deep, but it’s difficult to grasp the scale…

Palm oils and rainforest destruction

Palm oil is in our food, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, and biofuels, but it…

Commuting calculator

Sergio Peçanha and Yan Wu for The Washington Post made a calculator that…

Painbow color scale

xkcd poked fun at the sometimes questionable color choices of researchers.…

Rising prices of everything

Using Consumer Price Index, Alyssa Fowers and Rachel Siegel for The Washington Post…

Sonified animation of London Covid-19 rates

Valentina D’Efilippo, Arpad Ray, and Duncan Geere visualized and sonified Covid-19 rates and…

Where cancer risk is greater due to air pollution

Based on five years of data from EPA models, ProPublica mapped areas in…

Check the frequency of salmonella in your chicken

The USDA recommends that you cook your chicken to at least 165°F to…

alt.VIS

The IEEE VIS 2021 conference is running virtually this week, and there’s a…

Bend the emissions curve

There has been progress since the Paris climate agreement in 2014, but there’s…

Mapping the probable heat around the world

Earth is getting warmer, and the previously abstract concept seems to grow more…

Drought extent by region

For Scientific American, Cédric Scherer and Georgios Karamanis charted drought extent by region…