Visualization

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

Book of hand-painted ski maps

When you go skiing or snowboarding, you get a map of the mountain…

Inflated counts for cleared rape cases

Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica look into rape cases in the U.S. and law…

Where Camp fire destroyed homes

The Camp fire death toll rose to 63 and 631 missing as of…

Street names as a proxy for history and culture

From Streetscapes by Zeit: Street names are stories of life. They tell us…

Visualization research for non-researchers

Reading visualization research papers can often feel like a slog. As a necessity,…

A collection of Charles-Joseph Minard’s statistical graphics

Charles-Joseph Minard, best known for a graphic he made (during retirement, one year…

Earth puzzle without borders

The Earth Puzzle by generative design studio Nervous System has no defined borders.…

Millions of data points with deep scatterplots

Ben Schmidt uses deep scatterplots to visualize millions of data points. It’s a…

Midterm shifts versus the 2016 election

The Guardian goes with scaled, angled arrows to show the Republican and Democrat…

How a meme grew into a campaign slogan

A meme that cried “jobs not mobs” began modestly, but a couple of…

Maps of the issues mentioned most in election advertising

As the midterm elections loom, the ads focusing on key issues are running…

Faces of diverse midterms

As one might expect, many women, people of color, and L.G.B.T. candidates are…

xkcd maps 2018 midterm election challengers

Randall Munroe, Kelsey Harris, and Max Goodman for xkcd mapped all the challengers…

Bugs that live on you, in AR

I really like what The New York Times has been doing with augmented…

Tree visualization to represent texting interactions

Shirley Wu used a tree metaphor to represent the interactions of five individuals…

Graveyards of America mapped

It’s Halloween. Joshua Stevens mapped all the graveyards: Right away I was struck…

Interactive comic to remember things better

In a time we commit less to memory and rely more on technology…

Visualizing science

Jen Christiansen spoke about her extensive experience as a graphics editor for Scientific…

Tree of Life

From Evogeneao: This Tree of Life diagram is based primarily on the evolutionary…