Visualization

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

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…

Scale of the California wildfires

The Mendocino Complex Fire, now the largest in California ever, continues to burn.…

A transforming river seen from above

The Padma River in Bangladesh is constantly shifting its 75-mile path. Joshua Stevens…

Aerial view of sheepdogs herding sheep

Sometimes the visualization takes care of itself. Photographer Tim Whittaker filmed sheepdogs herding…

Charting the similarity of summer songs

Popular summer songs have had a bubbly, generic feel to them the past…

Visualizations using Play-Doh

We usually visualize data on computers, because it’s where the data exists and…

Scale model shows how levees increase flooding

Levees are intended to prevent flooding in the areas they are built, but…

Bucket o’ companies compared to Apple $1 trillion value

Apple’s value passed $1 trillion on Thursday, and as tradition requires, we must…