Visualization

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

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2021

I looked back and picked my favorite projects for 2021. It was a long year.

David Rumsey Map Center, cataloging historical works

The David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford houses hundreds of thousands of maps…

Covid-19 mortality before and after vaccine eligibility

Denise Lu and Albert Sun for The New York Times show the shifts…

World Chess Championship in charts

Magnus Carlsen continued to assert his dominance at the World Chess Championship. FiveThirtyEight…

Virtual proctoring simulation

Many colleges use virtual proctoring software in an effort to reduce cheating on…

Shifting currents and melting ice in the Antarctic

Based on data from autonomous sensors floating in the oceans, researchers are able…

A catalog of all the Covid visualizations

The COVID-19 Online Visualization Collection is a project to catalog Covid-related graphics across…

Launching a telescope to explore the Big Bang

NASA is launching the James Webb Space Telescope on December 22, 2021 with…

Mapping the weather disasters of 2021

Zach Levitt and Bonnie Berkowitz for The Washington Post mapped and animated the…

What works in visualization, scientifically speaking

Steven L. Franconeri, Lace M. Padilla, Priti Shah, Jeffrey M. Zacks, and Jessica…

Why we listen to the same Christmas songs

You know it’s the holiday season when Mariah Carey starts singing about wanting…

NASA solar probe touched the sun

NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe in 2018 in an effort to explore closer to the sun.

Vaccination rates compared against country wealth

Vaccine supply is only part of the equation. For The New York Times,…

Flowchart for pandemic supply chain issues

Lazaro Gamio and Peter S. Goodman for The New York Times used a…

Climate change postcards from every country

The effects of climate change can be seen around the world, in the…

Leland Wilkinson, creator of The Grammar of Graphics, passed away

Leland Wilkinson passed away on Friday, according to his daughter Amie. In visualization…

Most used emoji for the year

I am told people use these things called emoji in their messages to…

Stephen Curry career threes compared to other players

Stephen Curry is about to break the record for number of three-pointers made…