Visualization

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

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…

Language used for the wall

For The Upshot, Kevin Quealy continues on his path looking at the words…

Generate a noise field from an image

Kjetil Golid made an interactive that lets you generate a noise field using…

Scale of Star Wars characters and ships

It’s the scale of significant Star Wars characters, objects, and ships from Episode…

Evolution of the periodic table of elements

As more elements were discovered, the table grew and changed layout. For Science…

Distorting geography to show train travels

Jan Willem Tulp visualized train travel times using distance and color as an…

Recursive painting in real life

It started with a mom holding her painting of a bird. Then someone…