Visualization

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

Robocalls map

Other than calls from my wife, I can’t even remember the last call…

How to spot a partisan gerrymander

For FiveThirtyEight, William T. Adler and Ella Koeze describe how a metric called…

Colors of Tintin

Marian Eerens charted the colors of each Adventures of Tintin book cover. The…

Internet under the sea

To connect servers around the world, there are actual cables that run under…

Inverse map of the United States

I’m thoroughly enjoying the work coming from graphic designer Scott Reinhard as of…

Connections and patterns in the Mueller investigation

While we’re on the subject of distributions, Fathom used a collection of beeswarm…

High school basketball players who make it to the NBA

Right in my wheelhouse, Russell Goldenberg and Amber Thomas for The Pudding looked…

Light installation shows future water lines against existing structures

Timo Aho and Pekka Niittyvirta used sensors, LED lights, and timers to display…

Charting cholera, beyond John Snow

John Snow, who often gets the credit for showing the geographical patterns of…

Celebrity name spelling test

Colin Morris culled common misspellings on Reddit and made the data available on…

Names in movies vs. real life

Here’s a fun spin on the name analysis genre by Mary Zam. She…

Stacked bus routes on a map

Speaking of 3-D usage on maps, here’s a map of bus routes in…

Segregation compared during work and at home

Based on commuting data from the Census Bureau, researchers Matthew Hall, John Iceland,…

Searching for the saddest punt ever, with statistics

For SB Nation, Jon Bois takes a statistical deep dive in the search…

From text to paint

Leslie Roberts uses paint to encode text as colors and geometry: My paintings…

How fast emissions would reduce if other plans were adopted

The United States is doing pretty poorly in reducing emissions. For The New…

French fry power rankings

Lucas Kwan Peterson for the Los Angeles Times ranked fast food french fries.…

Opportunity rover’s path on Mars

After a most unforgiving dust storm on Mars, NASA ended the 14-year mission…