Visualization

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

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…

Average view of Earth from space

Using a year’s worth of daily images from NASA’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer…

News story lifespan charts

A wideout view of the news cycle can look like a series of…

Evolution of the alphabet

Matt Baker provides this nifty diagram on how the alphabet changed over the…

Closeness in relationships over time, illustrated with a couple of lines

Cartoonist Olivia de Recat illustrated the closeness over time for various relationships. Charming.…

See every member’s path to the House of Representatives

For The New York Times, Sahil Chinoy and Jessia Ma visualized the path…

xkcd: technical analysis

Seems about right.…