Visualization

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

Olympic medal tracker

The Bloomberg medal tracker is fun to look at. I think the graphics…

Calculating swim speeds

The New York Times charted speed ranks during the women’s 4×100 freestyle relay.…

New Olympic sports explained

The 2020 Summer Olympics are here, so ’tis the season for experimental visual…

Olympic event visual explainers

With the Olympics starting on Friday, The New York Times started their coverage…

Case rates adjusted for the unvaccinated

Covid-19 cases in the United States were down, but they’re moving up again,…

Falling spin rates in baseball after rule enforcement

NYT’s The Upshot analyzed spin rate on pitches before and after enforcing a…

Rise of K-pop

K-pop seems to be inescapable these days, which really confuses me. Marian Liu,…

How long it takes a ball to drop on various Solar System bodies

James O’Donoghue made this straightforward animation that shows how long it takes for…

Slowing and then renewed interest in getting vaccinated

When countries gained access to vaccines, there was an initial burst of vaccinations,…

Map of drying reservoirs in the west

To show water levels in California’s drying reservoirs, The Washington Post used upside…

UEFA Euro 2020 matches visualized with triangle sets

Krisztina Szűcs used sets of animated triangles to show how each match played…

How sports owners pay less taxes than athletes

ProPublica continues their analysis of an anonymous dump of tax records, this time…

How big tech grew by acquiring small tech

Big tech — Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook — got big and then…

Tree canopy and income

Ian Leahy and Yaryna Serkez for NYT Opinion look at income and tree…

Sheep herding movements from above

Aerial photographer Lior Patel followed a herd of sheep in Yokneam. The results…

Joy Generator

NPR put together a set of stories, videos, and interactives about bringing more…

Historical context for the heat in the Pacific Northwest

It’s been hot in the Pacific Northwest the past few days. NYT’s The…

Average color of geographic areas

Based on satellite imagery, Erin Davis found the average color of places around…