Visualization

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

xkcd: Curve-fitting messages

xkcd tells it like it is.…

Judging connectedness of American communities, based on Facebook friendships

We talk about geographic bubbles a lot these days. Some areas are isolated,…

Watch rising river levels after Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence brought a lot of rain, which in turn made river levels…

Endangered species that could fit in a train car

There are endangered species where the remaining few in the world could fit…

3-D view inside Typhoon Mangkhut

Typhoon Mangkhut went through the northern end of the Phillipines a few days…

Realistic storm surge depicted in Weather Channel forecast

The Weather Channel is using a realistic 3-D depiction surrounding a reporter to…

Turning water pollution into audiolized awareness

Brian House collected polluted water with acid mine drainage in the Tshimologong Precinct,…

Hurricane Florence trackers

Hurricane Florence is forecast to touch down Thursday night or Friday, and what’s…

Night lights mapped as terrain

You’ve probably seen the maps of Earth at night. It gives you a…

Experience a soccer game through crowd noise

Sports visualization and analysis tends to focus on gameplay — where the players…

Hotter days where you were born

It’s getting hotter around the world. The New York Times zooms in on…

Algorithmic art shows what the machine sees

Tom White is an artist who uses neural networks to draw abstract pictures…

Pinball isn’t random

Pinball feels like a game of chance that is uncontrollable from any angle.…

World map shows aerosol billowing in the wind

Using a mathematical model based on satellite data, NASA shows an estimate of…

Synesthesia used to paint numbers through color

Lucy Engelman has synesthesia, which is a perceptual response where one sensory pathway…

Visualizing the toxicity in Twitter conversations

Peter Beshai was tasked with visualizing the toxicity in Twitter conversations. He arrived…

World Cup play activity visualized like wind maps

A fun experiment by Neil Charles that used the aesthetics of wind maps…

A visual analysis of jean pockets and their lack of practicality

Frustrated with the size of pockets on women’s pants, Jan Diehm and Amber…

More wildfires than ever

Peter Aldhous for BuzzFeed News delves into the increasing number of wildfires in…